For science, or the ‘motherland’? The dilemma facing China’s brightest minds

Pictured: Tsung-Dao Lee (left) and Chen Ning Yang (right) The fathers of modern Chinese physics survived idealism and endured persecution. They’re exalted now, but at what cost?   It was a chilly November day in 2007. The colloquium was scheduled to start at 4 in the afternoon, but hours earlier, the main auditorium at the … Continue reading For science, or the ‘motherland’? The dilemma facing China’s brightest minds