Royal Society President Stands Up for Chinese Scientists in the United States
We scientists must stand up for openness and fairness. Discriminating against someone because of their ethnicity, turning down a collaboration or refusing a visa for a conference on the grounds of nationality, or simply making someone feel unwelcome because they are an immigrant - these are all morally objectionable and practically counterproductive. Such behaviour must cease.
Open Access in China: Interview with Xiaolin Zhang of the National Science Library
China's programme of innovation-driven development, underpinned by research and technology, has placed new demands on the Chinese scientific community. What role for open access - and the Europe-led Plan S programme?
The Challenges of Creating World-Class Universities in China
The obsession with internationalization had resulted in priority being given to overseas scholars and graduates and has diminished graduates of many top domestic universities to second or third-class status.
Xi Jinping Power Grab Disturbs Students, Scholars Abroad
The altering of the Chinese national constitution to remove the text limiting China’s president and vice-president to two terms, cementing Xi Jinping’s leadership possibly for the next two decades, will mean a further ideological tightening in universities, and an extension of ‘Xi Jinping research’ in institutions.