News archive

China's place among the stars

8 January 2019

Mark Zastrow

The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.

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: All eyes on the prize

13 December 2018

Catherine Armitage

To become a world-leading scientific nation in every sense, China needs to close the quality gap.