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Foreign Researchers Begin to Make Their Mark

Science  08 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6039, pp. 144
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6039.144

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China has been going all out to persuade ethnic Chinese researchers stationed abroad to return and bolster science in their motherland. Conditions in China are improving so quickly, research chiefs say, that labs are now wooing top overseas scientists, no matter their ethnicity. Last month, the Chinese Academy of Sciences held a workshop to assess a pair of fellowship programs launched in 2009 to bring non-Chinese scientists to CAS labs. At the meeting, foreign researchers on long-term stints hailed the fellowships.

  • * Jane Qiu is a writer in Beijing.