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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.

Shenzhen and Guangzhou fight it out for top campuses

15 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

The upstart wants to copy its neighbour's academic success.

China's pick of university winners raises eyebrows

13 October 2017

Hepeng Jia

Many fear a plan to elevate 42 universities to world class status will deepen inequality.

The value of nostalgia in a land of upheaval

30 June 2017

Flynn Murphy

Psychology is an increasingly relevant discipline as the destabilizing effects of rapid social change take hold in China.

Chart: China's top 10 research universities

15 July 2016

Nicky Phillips

The country's contribution to top journals continues to grow.