Shenzhen Genetics Firm Aims for Brighter Babies

‘China’s Bio-Google’ BGI-Shenzhen has attracted increasing attention in recent months, not least for its work with American psychologist Robert Plomin on tracing the genetic causes of exceptional intelligence....

China’s “Bio-Google” Hunts for Roots of Genius

At The Wall Street Journal, Gautam Naik details one of Chinese gene-sequencing firm BGI’s current projects: a search for the genetic roots of exceptional intelligence, conducted together with Robert Plomin at King’s...

China Pushing the Envelope on Science, and Sometimes Ethics

John Pomfret writes in the Washington Post: Centuries after it led the world in technological prowess — think gunpowder, irrigation and the printed word — China has barged back into the ranks of the great powers in...

Xu Zhiyong, et al: “The Chinese Citizens’ Pledge”

ChinaGeeks translates a pledge written by Xu Zhiyong, Teng Biao, Wang Gongquan, Li Xiongbing, Li Fangping, Xu Youyu, and Zhang Shihe, which is being circulated online. The drafters are asking people to sign it here: Whereas...

The Interview With “Do Nothing Yang”

The EastSouthNorthWest Blog has published an English translation of the first media interview (Chinese) with Yang Jinggui: In Wudian Middle School, Changfeng county, Anhui province, two students fought in a classroom but the...

Fan Meizhong: Why I Challenged the Chinese Public on Ethics

Fan Meizhong, a high school teacher in Sichuan Province, has become a household name in China after he posted an online article saying that he had fled a classroom before his students during the recent devastating earthquake....

Chinese Laws Target Cheating, At Office or In the Home – David Pierson

The Los Angeles Times reports on sweeping new ethics rules which cover a range of behavior both personal and professional, with little mention of how they will be enforced: Chinese officials who have mistresses, fail to financially support their parents or abuse and abandon their families could be out of a job, according to a […]



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