Qiu J. Chinese Academy of Sciences has big plans for nation's research. Nature News 24 March 2011
Last February, Bai Chunli became president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is interviewed about science in China and his vision for the institution. He aims at boosting quality, collaboration and commercialization of research. The Academy's evaluation system of research and science productivity, which is now largely based on the number and quality of papers, will shift towards assessing the quality of innovation, its actual contribution to society and progress. Then, CAS will consolidate its collaborations with developed nations but it will also promote cooperation with developing nations.