April 03, 2021
Chinese Alien-Hunting Telescope Now Open to Foreign Scientists
By Abhijnan Rej
However, to what extent American astronomers would be willing or able to use FAST remains unknown.
August 25, 2020
China’s Science Talent-Recruitment Program Draws Fresh Attention
By Abhijnan Rej
Beijing is trying to lure scientists as part of a covert technology-transfer plan. But why are so many of them falling for it?
April 01, 2020
How Wuhan Virologists Pegged Chloroquine as a Potential COVID-19 Cure
By Sribala Subramanian
In a paper published in February, before the disease even had a name, Chinese scientists noted an anti-malaria drug as a promising treatment.
January 29, 2020
Harvard’s Chemistry Department Chair Arrested for Lying About Ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program
By Bonnie Girard
Charles Lieber’s case ties into broader efforts by the U.S. government to force disclosures of ties with China-sponsored research programs.
August 31, 2018
Liu Yadong, Mr. Science, and China’s Shaky Modernity
By Trym Aleksander Eiterjord
The editor of a state-affiliated magazine laments the lack of “scientific spirit” in Chinese society.
May 19, 2017
Why Does a Top Scientist’s Move to US Strike a Nerve in China?
By DD Wu
A leading biologist of Tsinghua University took up professorship at Princeton and it triggered a national debate.
June 09, 2016
Innovation in China: More Than a Fast Follower?
By John Lee
When it comes to innovation, China still lags behind the West -- but it is catching up.
October 06, 2015
China Celebrates Its First Nobel Prize in the Sciences
By Shannon Tiezzi
The winner, Tu Youyou, fused herbal research and biochemistry to develop a new anti-malaria drug.