Tributes are laid for the late scientist Yuan Longping at the hybrid rice research centre in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua Tributes are laid for the late scientist Yuan Longping at the hybrid rice research centre in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua
Tributes are laid for the late scientist Yuan Longping at the hybrid rice research centre in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua
China science

Yuan Longping’s funeral draws thousands as China mourns ‘father of hybrid rice’

  • Crowds gather in Changsha to pay respects to agronomist whose work developing hybrid rice boosted grain harvests to feed the country
  • President Xi Jinping and predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao send wreaths and telegrams, while taxis and buses in Changsha offer free rides

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Tributes are laid for the late scientist Yuan Longping at the hybrid rice research centre in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua Tributes are laid for the late scientist Yuan Longping at the hybrid rice research centre in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua
Tributes are laid for the late scientist Yuan Longping at the hybrid rice research centre in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua
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