China’s scientific researchers have been told to justify their work as Beijing seeks to make best use of its precious resources. Photo: EPA-EFE China’s scientific researchers have been told to justify their work as Beijing seeks to make best use of its precious resources. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s scientific researchers have been told to justify their work as Beijing seeks to make best use of its precious resources. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: China pulls the plug on wasteful, unnecessary research into Covid-19

  • As scientists around the world race to develop medicines to fight the deadly disease, Beijing is keen to prevent vital resources being squandered on unworthy projects
  • Clinical researchers told by science ministry to justify their projects or face having them shut down

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China’s scientific researchers have been told to justify their work as Beijing seeks to make best use of its precious resources. Photo: EPA-EFE China’s scientific researchers have been told to justify their work as Beijing seeks to make best use of its precious resources. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s scientific researchers have been told to justify their work as Beijing seeks to make best use of its precious resources. Photo: EPA-EFE
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