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 International Standard
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 Textbooks
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 Spending
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 countries.