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Lee to Remain as Academy President

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Science  07 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5463, pp. 28
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5463.28a

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Scientists and staff at Taiwan's Academia Sinica are breathing a sigh of relief this week after institute head and Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh turned down an offer of the position of premier in the new administration of Chen Shui-bian, whose candidacy Lee had endorsed. Although the immediate question of the academy's leadership is resolved, its long-term political status remains unclear.