Science Policy: The Long March to Topnotch Science

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Science  17 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5239, pp. 1134-1137
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5239.1134


Shanghai—Research in China is being transformed by the growing use of competitive grants, international collaborations, young scientists returning with a splash as older scientists retire quietly, the growth of high-tech enterprises, and the promise of new cutting-edge facilities. But can the bureaucracy and the nation's penchant for secrecy accommodate such sweeping changes?