March 5, 1999

Ten thousand Chinese research scientists and professors are to receive a threefold pay rise in a bid to stem the brain drain. The pay increase, which averages 100,000 yuan (Pounds 7,500) a year, is designed to encourage top scientists and professors to work at home rather than abroad and to entice scientists working overseas to return. The first professors to benefit from the salary rise will be selected from 63 universities across China.

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