A Chill in China-Japan Academic Relations

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Science  08 Oct 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6001, pp. 165
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6001.165-b

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A diplomatic tiff stemming from a collision last month between a Chinese trawler and two Japanese coast guard vessels has chilled academic exchange between the two countries. Top Chinese scientists have canceled appearances at meetings in Japan in recent days, and negotiations between two universities over educational exchange are frozen. Japanese scientists say they have not received an official explanation from Chinese counterparts, and no one knows how long the chill will last.