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Is China a good place for research?

  1. Oct 26, 2015 #1
    Hi everyone I'm a Chinese American and I love doing science. I've been learning Chinese to reconnect with my original culture but I'm wondering if Mainland China is also a good place to do scientific research right now too. Specifically I'm interested in the field of bio-energy and stuff.
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2015 #2

    Krylov

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    I'm not sure, I suppose it depends on lots of factors, one being your personality. Speaking for myself, I would not want to do research in a country with a government that has a very limited interpretation of freedom of expression.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2015 #3
    If you are interested in genomics, there is a lot of this kind of research in China right now. If you want to get a flavor of this, you might look at Steve Hsu's blog, he is a Chinese American physicist who has done some collaborations in China.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2015 #4
    Interesting answers everyone thanks for posting!
     
  6. Oct 26, 2015 #5

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    I don't know at what point in your studies or career you are now, but perhaps a short research visit would be an option? If you spend a few months to, say, half a year there and you look around and talk with people, you might also get a good idea of everyday life. I feel that working in China wouldn't be for me, but perhaps it would suit you.
     
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