US seeks to extend science pact with China: what it means for research

But the move is a stop-gap measure, and scientists warn that lack of a full renewal could damage research collaborations.

China’s President Xi Jinping (left) and US President Joe Biden at the Bali G20 Summit in 2022. The US government has extended for six months a key symbolic agreement to cooperate with China in science and technology. The agreement was due to expire on 27 August, and its short-term extension has revived researchers’ hopes that the 44-year-old pact will continue.

The agreement does not provide research funding. Rather, it serves as an umbrella agreement to encourage collaboration […]

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