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China’s Science Talent-Recruitment Program Draws Fresh Attention
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?

How Wuhan Virologists Pegged Chloroquine as a Potential COVID-19 Cure
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.
Harvard’s Chemistry Department Chair Arrested for Lying About Ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program
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.

Liu Yadong, Mr. Science, and China’s Shaky Modernity
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.

Why Does a Top Scientist’s Move to US Strike a Nerve in China?
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.

Innovation in China: More Than a Fast Follower?
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.

China Celebrates Its First Nobel Prize in the Sciences
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.
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