Science in the People's Republic of China
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- PRC Intellectual Achievements
- A dialog on H-Asia list, 18 June 1998. Natural sciences
in the People's Republic. 10 landmarks achievements in
specified areas of knowledge, and a reference for this
quetion in natural sciences.
- World's Largest Cosmic Ray Lab to be
Built in Tibet
- Xinhua, 25 May 2001. China is cooperating with Italy to
build the world's largest cosmic ray laboratory at
Yangbajain in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region
at the Yangbajain Cosmic Ray Observation Station, which was
built by China and Japan in 1990. Currently, scientists from
a dozen countries work at the observation station.
- China-Made Periodic Table of Elements Becomes
- Xinhua, 12 December 2001. A periodic table of elements
compiled by Chinese scientists has recently been adopted by
the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
(IUPAC) as new standards. This is the first time the
international chemical community has adopted an atomic
weight determined by Chinese scientists.
- Chinese Colleges to Use Overseas
- Xinhua, 4 February 2002. Bilingual education is becoming
a trend in China as 30 of the country's institutes of
higher learning plan to use two physics textbooks from
the U.S.-based California Institute of Technology. The
Ministry of Education has called for use of foreign
languages to teach courses.
- Chinese Scientist Calls for More Research
- Xinhua, 9 March 2002. An academician of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences said that the government should
increase its input in scientific and technological
undertakings to boost the economy. China's expenditure
on scientific research accounts for only one percent of
the GDP, compared with about three percent in developed