Editorial: China Must Enshrine Norms of Research to Become a Tech Leader

High-quality development is unthinkable without innovation. The development of science and technology depends on multiple factors, with science and technology administration playing a crucial role. Science and technology administration in China have made marginal improvements over the past decades, but some bad habits remain entrenched. On May 28, President Xi Jinping emphasized at a meeting of China’s science and engineering academicians that the country should be willing to take risks and work through difficulties to overcome ideological obstacles and reform its administration of the science and technology sectors. In order to measure the success of reforms in China’s science and technology administration, we must observe the extent to which it respects the standards and normal processes of scientific research.

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