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.
#MeToo has hit China's universities, despite efforts of internet censors
The global #MeToo movement is slowly catching on in China, despite strict censorship on the internet. After highly-regarded Beihang University professor Chen Xiaowu was dismissed over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, students and alumni from dozens of top universities have launched on petitions demanding that school administrators establish official policies …
China's Basic Science Research Funding Doubles in 5 Years
The percentage of funding for basic science R&D in the central government's total financial input in science and technology has reached the level of developed countries, according to an official overseeing resource allocation and management at the ministry.