The number of Chinese academic papers citing US President Donald Trump has been on a steep downward trend since his election in 2016. Photo: TNS

Chinese academics dump Trump for research papers, citing lack of interest

  • Scholarly mentions for US president plummet in China’s domestic journals
  • Even at their peak, Donald Trump’s numbers were well below Barack Obama’s in Chinese studies
Topic |   China science

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The number of Chinese academic papers citing US President Donald Trump has been on a steep downward trend since his election in 2016. Photo: TNS
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.