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Monsanto Launches First Chinese-Language Web Site for Life Science Info


BEIJING--In what it claims is a first, Monsanto has launched a web site focused on the life sciences in Mandarin Chinese, located at The site is designed to provide scientists, researchers, and students the latest information on international activities and news from China's rapidly growing life sciences sector, the company said.

The site includes an electronic version of Monsanto's Life Sciences Bulletin, a Chinese-language review of international life-sciences news and events; a glossary of life-sciences terms in Mandarin; news releases of interest to the Chinese market; and an overview of Monsanto and list of the company's products that are available in China.

"Throughout China the internet is quickly gaining exposure and popularity as a key source of information and perspective, as it is the world over," commented Charles Martin, chief representative for Monsanto Far East here. "Monsanto is proud to be the first life sciences company to design a Chinese-language information resource for the internet that addresses a lack of information in Chinese about our industry."

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