News archive

China: Small science grows in large hands

4 January 2019

Sarah O'Meara

China’s nanotech industry is forging ahead, with high funding levels, a maturing talent pool, and international experience.

China: Quality deficit belies the hype

24 December 2018

Futao Huang

Few Chinese researchers are regarded as global leaders, as the pressure for rapid output prevails.

China: Engineering a biomedical revolution

17 December 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

A permissive regulatory climate and a pragmatic approach has seen China’s bioscience sector soar.

China: Yielding results to feed a people

14 December 2018

Hepeng Jia

Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China’s commanding position in plant biology.

China digs deep on environmental research

16 August 2018

Hepeng Jia

As China’s scientists strive to produce research with global prestige, urgent local environmental problems jostle for attention.

Australian researchers ‘vulnerable’ under new code of conduct

20 June 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Lack of independent oversight in examining alleged breaches leaves academics at the whim of institutions.