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Chemist to Lead New Science Ministry

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Science  27 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5359, pp. 2034
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5359.2034b

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BEIJING-- The Chinese government has established a new Ministry of Science and Technology and promoted a polymer chemist, Zhu Lilan, to head it. Zhu, 59, is one of only two women in the group of 29 ministers approved last week by the National People's Congress, the country's top legislative body.