A researcher examines luminescent materials developed by the State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in Pok Fu Lam. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee A researcher examines luminescent materials developed by the State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in Pok Fu Lam. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee
A researcher examines luminescent materials developed by the State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in Pok Fu Lam. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee

China-US tech rivalry: Beijing plans to restructure national labs, boost investment in scientific research

  • State-backed labs that can carry out the world’s most advanced research are an important part of China’s efforts to boost its technological capabilities
  • But the country has fallen short of its target of developing 700 labs by the end of 2020

Topic |   China technology
A researcher examines luminescent materials developed by the State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in Pok Fu Lam. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee A researcher examines luminescent materials developed by the State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in Pok Fu Lam. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee
A researcher examines luminescent materials developed by the State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in Pok Fu Lam. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee
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