Insect Control in Mainland China

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Science  19 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3564, pp. 269-277
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3564.269


On the whole, one must say in all fairness that good progress has been made. So far, the regime's achievements reflect credit more on contributions from other countries, especially the United States, than on the creative work of its own entomologists. In a decade or so, Communist China may approach Western standards in applied entomology, but her contributions to basic research will be spotty at best. According to a statement made in 1956 by an Indian delegation which visited China (30), "There is no technical measure in the field of agriculture practiced in China which is really new. But it is the manner in which these technical measures are being implemented which is remarkable."