In the ongoing Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress, Nature News says Chinese leaders are expected to announce new science policies. President Xi Jinping, who is also seeking at these meetings to eliminate presidential term limits, aims to make China the world leader in science by 2050, it adds.

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