British scientist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who has more than 3.4 million followers on mainland China’s WEibo microblogging website. Photo: Reuters

Stephen Hawking to Weibo fans: we can’t tell if life is just a dream

Asked about ancient Chinese philosopher Master Zhuang, cosmologist admits doubts about reality

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British scientist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who has more than 3.4 million followers on mainland China’s WEibo microblogging website. Photo: Reuters
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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.