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1949, November: China founds Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), merging Academia Sinica (Nanjing) and Beiping Academy (Beijing).

 

The 1960s

 

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1960: Almost all research is focused on the development of nuclear technology.

 

The 1980s

 

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1986: Foudation of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

 

The 1990s

 

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1998, January: Government cuts down redundant and inefficient manpower in the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

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1998, August: Chinese Government initiates "Project Yangtze" which provides special funds to leading researchers.

 

The 2000s

 

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2002, April: Chinese scientists publish the genome sequence of the most widely cultivated rice subspecies (Indica).

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china-profile.com - 30 Sept. 2012