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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 hides identities of top scientific recruits amidst growing US scrutiny

22 October 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Scholars fear that affiliation with the high-status Thousand Talents scheme could make them targets of FBI investigations.

Japan weighs the value of imported academics

2 August 2018

Futao Huang

Foreign faculty in Japan are less productive than their local counterparts on many measures, but better connected to global collaborations. 

Japanese government urges young scientists towards industry

23 March 2018

Nature Index

With permanent academic jobs scarce, the government wants industry to utilize young talent.