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
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

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