This constant mistrust of Chinese science and technology must be countered



a close up of a hand holding a remote control: A potential Covid-19 vaccine at a production plant of SinoPharm in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua


A potential Covid-19 vaccine at a production plant of SinoPharm in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

I’m a biochemical engineer by training, and thus the topic of developing and governing science and technology is a topic very close to my heart. Living in Hong Kong, I’ve been influenced by my experiences over the past 25 years working in the region and the great strides that China has made.

Many of us in the arenas of science and technology have lost sight of the purpose of science and technological development. Human advances in science and technology over the past 20 years have exceeded the expectations of most of us who entered these fields. However, due to technological overreach, we can now reshape almost everything. We are reshaping the planet and the planetary boundaries with our incursions into natural systems.

Leaving Hong Kong isn’t the answer. Staying and building a new one is

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