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Fresh Momentum for China's Science Juggernaut

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Science  19 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5972, pp. 1440-1441
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5972.1440-b

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Pressing social problems such as the rich-poor gap and the rights of migrant workers eclipsed science at China's annual exercise in socialist democracy: last week's meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), or Liang Hui. But science won high praise and a hefty budget boost. Central government spending on science and technology is slated to rise 8% to $24 billion in 2010. And science features prominently in several CPPCC proposals.