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Academics See Benefits in Hong Kong's New Status

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Science  18 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5324, pp. 310-311
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5324.310

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HONG KONG— While the news coverage of this month's historic events was filled with speculation about big changes in the city's political and economic status, most Hong Kong scientists and research administrators say that the real story for academic science is one of continuity—and that they're looking forward to it. The quality of graduate school programs is expected to rise thanks to new policies that pave the way for an influx of talented, experienced mainlanders, and Hong Kong faculty members expect increased access to costly facilities that only the mainland can afford.