Nation: Virtually Everything Needs to Be Done

We must foster lofty ideals and set high goals, work out a strategic plan, fully mobilize all positive factors and organize all our forces well." So said Fang Yi, Chi na's powerful but little-known Vice Premier and Minister of Science and Technology. The occasion was his announcement last year of China's audacious plan to overcome a lag of 15 to 20 years and by the year 2000 reach the scientific level of the advanced industrial world. Last week, while Teng Hsiao-p'ing politicked his way across the nation, Fang embarked on what was in effect...

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