China’s ‘Goddess scientist’ Nieng Yan is coming home after a five-year stint in the US, sparking a huge online wave of joy. Photo: SCMP composite
China’s ‘Goddess scientist’ Nieng Yan is coming home after a five-year stint in the US, sparking a huge online wave of joy. Photo: SCMP composite

China’s ‘Goddess scientist’ who left for US Ivy League job is coming home to set up medical academy - to the delight of the nation

  • Chinese netizens rejoice at academic’s ‘patriotic’ move amid bitter tech-war with US
  • Weibo hashtag to mark her decision attracts more than 440 million views

China’s ‘Goddess scientist’ Nieng Yan is coming home after a five-year stint in the US, sparking a huge online wave of joy. Photo: SCMP composite
China’s ‘Goddess scientist’ Nieng Yan is coming home after a five-year stint in the US, sparking a huge online wave of joy. Photo: SCMP composite
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