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Richard de Grijs
Richard de Grijs is a Dutch professor of astrophysics at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Peking University) in Beijing.
December 14, 2017
​Emigrant return policies may slow 'brain gain' in China
Contrary to popular wisdom, China's economy may benefit from more flexibility in return policies pertaining to its taxpayer-funded, foreign-educated graduates.
November 5, 2017
'Double first-class' universities plan needs careful thought
Despite the government's determination to boost China's higher education and research prowess, a sense of realism would be prudent, starting with recognition it's not just about money.
October 27, 2017
Changes in Chinese higher education to benefit the country's workforce
A policy encouraging universities to transition from being research-focused to becoming vocational training colleges could help plug the country's current skills gap.
October 25, 2017
China and World Focus: China leading the world in technology
Professor Richard de Grijs, from Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, shares his views on China's recent achievements in science and technology.
August 8, 2017
China pioneers in cybersecurity applications
Traditional encryption methods may soon be overtaken by quantum cryptography, a field where Chinese applications have recently jumped to worldwide prominence.
July 30, 2017
A policy of open scientific data sharing benefits all
Providing international access to observations with China’s X-ray satellite will boost the country’s prestige in technology and revolutionize understanding of the Universe.
June 4, 2017
Continuing allegations of research misconduct require system reform
Chinese science is once again in the spotlight for the wrong reasons; system reform from a focus on quantity to emphasis on research quality may be the solution.
April 24, 2017
National Space Day aims to inspire the next generation
Although a relative newcomer in space science, technology and launch-vehicle developments are slated to soon propel China to the field's forefront.
April 13, 2017
Migrant children miss out on school coverage
Efforts to raise the living standard of the nation’s poorest families focus on rural western regions, overlooking migrant worker communities.
March 22, 2017
Chinese government strongly supports high-level expert advice
President Xi has explicitly endorsed contributions to policy making by the country's top intellectuals, contrary to developments in many Western countries.
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