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Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese software pioneer Red Flag bites the dust

A lack of brand awareness and sustained investments for Red Flag, coupled with the rise of rival programs led to its downfall. Photo: Red Flag website

China's best hope for a home-grown computer operating system to compete with global giants like Microsoft lay in tatters after state-backed Red Flag Software was forced to close its doors.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 1:16am

Oldest-ever tiny primate discovered in China’s Hubei province

A reconstruction of Archicebus achilles in its natural habitat. Photo: AP

The discovery will help chart the evolution of primates, a family that includes humans, and should strengthen a once-contested theory that primates originated in Asia.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Science chief wants to see China lead the way in scientific breakthroughs

Science chief's Nobel cause

When Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature last month, Dr Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, had mixed feelings.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Taxpayers finally get to see where the money goes

Three weeks after an end-of-June deadline set by Premier Wen Jiabao, more than half of the 98 central government agencies have finally released this year's budgets for overseas travel, official cars and banquets, plus details of their actual spending last year.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Academy's nominee list leaked

While the 'Climategate' affair over leaked e-mails about global warming has left international scientists in a flutter in recent weeks, the mainland's scientific community has been caught up in a scandal of its own.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


FOR CHINESE SCIENTISTS falsifying research and resumes, Fang Zhouzi is a dreaded name. The molecular biologist and freelance writer runs a popular website, New Threads, highlighting academic corruption on the mainland.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Top science official in warning on standards

The head of China's scientific community has appealed to researchers to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity after a series of scandals in laboratories and universities.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Money not your goal, scientists informed

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences will not be allowed to profit in the name of science, president Lu Yongxiang said yesterday.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Scientists say ministry an obstacle to progress

Three leading scientists have dropped a bombshell by publishing an article criticising the Ministry of Science and Technology. They say it has become a major obstacle to the development of science and technology on the mainland.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Scientists 'to be world class'

The Government will spend 10 billion yuan (HK$9.4 billion) in the next five years to make the Chinese Academy of Sciences a world-class research institute.

10 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

$4.6b hi-tech bid to join world's top 10

A national scientific initiative programme is to be established with five billion yuan (HK$4.6 billion) to be invested in the scheme by the end of next year, Xinhua reported yesterday.

29 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Overhaul for science academy

THE mainland's top scientific research institute is undergoing a drastic revamp in the hope it will help transform the mammoth institution into a world-class academy by 2010.

15 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Making science pay for itself

IN THE same way they have recruited the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to serve as the ''escort and convoy'' of reform and modernisation, China's leaders have called on the nation's vast science and technology establishment to serve as the brains of the operation.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am