American-trained life scientist Nieng Yan receives an award in Beijing in March. Photo: Imaginechina American-trained life scientist Nieng Yan receives an award in Beijing in March. Photo: Imaginechina
American-trained life scientist Nieng Yan receives an award in Beijing in March. Photo: Imaginechina

Top Chinese researcher’s move to US sparks soul-searching in China

‘Goddess scientist’ Nieng Yan, once touted as a key example of Beijing’s success in luring back talent, is returning to Princeton University

Topic |   China science
American-trained life scientist Nieng Yan receives an award in Beijing in March. Photo: Imaginechina American-trained life scientist Nieng Yan receives an award in Beijing in March. Photo: Imaginechina
American-trained life scientist Nieng Yan receives an award in Beijing in March. Photo: Imaginechina
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