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1949, Nov.: China founds Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), merging Academia Sinica (Nanjing) and Beiping Academy (Beijing). Lewis, John Wilson / Litai, Xue (1988): China Builds the Bomb (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press), p. 43.0

 

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1960: Almost all research is focused on the development of nuclear technology.

 

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1986: Foudation of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) External Link US Embassy in Beijing.0

 

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1998, Jan.: Government cuts down redundant and inefficient manpower in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Science, Vol. 279. no. 5351, p. 6490

 

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1998, Aug.: Chinese Government initiates "Project Yangtze" which provides special funds to leading researchers. External Link

 

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2002, April: Chinese scientists publish the genome sequence of the most widely cultivated rice subspecies (Indica). External Link Science, Vol. 296. no. 5565, pp. 79 - 920

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