China’s Xi calls for nurturing of patriotic scientists

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By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping wants to increase the talent pool of scientists and intellectuals in China who have the “correct political inclination” and are imbued with patriotic feelings to serve their nation, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. China, the world’s second biggest economy, aims to greatly increase investment in research and development by 2025 and its ability to nurture domestic talent by 2030, Xinhua reported, quoting comments made by Xi at a two-day conference in Beijing. Fostering intellectual talent, especially in the sciences, has become a…

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