Growth Ahead

Yang Wei is taking over the National Natural Science Foundation of China, which experienced a large budget increase during his predecessor's tenure, and Yang tells ScienceInsider that the agency expects to see further growth. "Although increases will be less dramatic than in the past 9 years, we still anticipate growth rates higher than China's GDP growth rate [forecast to be 7.5 percent in 2013]," Yang says.

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