China Finally Wins a Science Nobel, yet Critics Remain Unsatisfied

By staff reporter Zhang Yan

(Beijing) – For years, it had almost become a ritual among Chinese media outlets to wonder why the country never had a scientist win a prestigious Nobel Prize. Commentators would express dismay over how poorly China was represented among Nobel winners, and many held it as proof of the country's inadequate scientific capabilities and of schools' and research facilities' failure to cultivate innovation.

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