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May 1st, 2007

Top honor for two Chinese scientists

Two top Chinese scientists have been officially granted the honor of becoming foreign associates of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the United States in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their fields.

Yuan Longping, director-general of the China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Centre in Central China's Hunan Province and Bai Chunli, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing were formally introduced to the academy last Saturday at a global meeting of US academy members and foreign associates.

Bai, 52, is considered to be a leading expert in China's molecular nanostructure and nanotechnology studies.


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