Volume 95 Issue 47 | p. 25
Issue Date: November 27, 2017

Chemists gain influence in China

Top Communist Party ruling committee includes numerous scientists
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: People, Policy, Chunli, Li-Jun, Jianguo, Beijing, China, Communist Party, government

During the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that took place in Beijing last month, chemists throughout the country noted that three of their peers are now part of the 205-member Central Committee, one of the top ruling bodies of the Chinese Communist Party. All in all, 25 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering are now members of the Central Committee, says Weihong Tan, a . . .

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