American scientist Zach Smith and his wife and scientific colleague Chu Kaiqin with a student at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: SCMP Pictures American scientist Zach Smith and his wife and scientific colleague Chu Kaiqin with a student at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: SCMP Pictures
American scientist Zach Smith and his wife and scientific colleague Chu Kaiqin with a student at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Why money and prestige aren’t enough to lure foreign scientists to China

Beijing’s heavy investment in Thousand Talents programme has led to only moderate progress

Topic |   China science
American scientist Zach Smith and his wife and scientific colleague Chu Kaiqin with a student at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: SCMP Pictures American scientist Zach Smith and his wife and scientific colleague Chu Kaiqin with a student at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: SCMP Pictures
American scientist Zach Smith and his wife and scientific colleague Chu Kaiqin with a student at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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