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Political Spat Delays Funding for Academy

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Science  19 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5503, pp. 415
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5503.415

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TOKYO-- Lee Yuan-tseh, the Nobel Prize-winning president of Taiwan's Academia Sinica, is paying a price for his political activism. Opponents of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, to whom Lee gave a pivotal endorsement just before last spring's election, have taken out their unhappiness with Lee by withholding legislative approval of Academia Sinica's 2001 budget. The move has raised questions about whether partisan politics will hobble Taiwan's premier collection of research institutes.

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