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U.S. Spending Bill Limits Joint Efforts With China

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Science  29 Apr 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6029, pp. 521
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6029.521

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Representative Frank Wolf (R–VA) is a fierce critic of the Chinese government. He also chairs a congressional spending panel that oversees the budgets of NASA and several other federal research agencies. This month, he used his clout to add a spending ban to the final agreement on the 2011 budget that cuts off funding for a host of scientific interactions between the United States and China.