Members of the public lay flowers in tribute to Yuan Longping at the Mingyangshan funeral home in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua
Members of the public lay flowers in tribute to Yuan Longping at the Mingyangshan funeral home in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua

Yuan Longping: how a career in science created a national hero in China

  • The seeds of Yuan’s interest in agriculture were sowed in a primary school trip
  • His determination to fend off starvation earned him praise at home and abroad

Members of the public lay flowers in tribute to Yuan Longping at the Mingyangshan funeral home in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua
Members of the public lay flowers in tribute to Yuan Longping at the Mingyangshan funeral home in Changsha. Photo: Xinhua
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