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Richard de Grijs
Richard de Grijs is a Dutch professor of astrophysics and Associate Dean at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia). He worked at Peking University from 2009 until early 2018.
December 7, 2020
Complex Chang'e-5 mission on track to benefit China's spaceflight roadmap and int'l collaboration
The latest in an increasingly complex series of Chinese space missions, Chang'e-5's sample return brief will benefit domestic expertise and international collaboration.
January 7, 2019
Beyond the first thrill of Chang'e 4 moon landing
As the initial excitement dies down, we can see clearly how China's latest moon mission is a significant development milestone in terms of setting technological benchmarks, offering novel scientific insights, and engaging bright young minds.
February 28, 2018
​'Two sessions' are a chance to address science and environment
Policymakers at the forthcoming "two sessions" will have a timely opportunity to tackle two of China's most pressing scientific issues.
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.
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