Chinese scientists say funding applications are too onerous and restrictive. Photo: Xinhua

Tied up in red tape, Chinese scientists seek bigger say over research funding

  • Researchers say they spend so much time on grant applications that they get no time to do science
  • Funding applications are said to be too onerous and inflexible
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Chinese scientists say funding applications are too onerous and restrictive. Photo: Xinhua
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Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song

Beijing vows to upgrade country’s manufacturing in ‘two sessions’ conference – but makes no mention of ‘Made in China 2025’ for first time in three years

  • The Chinese government budget for science and technology will expand 13.4 per cent to 354.31 billion yuan (US$52.88 billion) this year
  • Premier Li Keqiang avoids mentioning ‘Made in China 2025’ plan amid trade tensions with US
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
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