[Tian, Wenwu] Chinese Acad Sci, Natl Astron Observ, Beijing 100012, Peoples R China
; [Yang, Xuejuan
; Lu, Fangjun] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Ctr Particle Astrophys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; [Yang, Xuejuan] Beijing Normal Univ, Dept Astron, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
; [Tian, Wenwu] Univ Calgary, Dept Phys & Astron, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
The development of observational techniques has enriched our knowledge of supernova remnants. In this paper, we review the main progresses in the last decade, including new discoveries of supernova remnants and the associated (rare type of) pulsars, nucleosynthesis, the interaction between supernova remnants and molecular clouds, dust in the supernova remnants, shock physics, and cosmic ray accelerations. (C) 2008 National Natural Science Foundation of China and Chinese Academy of Sciences. Published by Elsevier Limited and Science in China Press. All rights reserved.