Within the National Talent Program of China („million people plan“ and „thousand people plan“), discussions are on to establish a „Future Nobel laureates“ program. First steps have already been explored since September 2012. The plan calls for screening and support of 2000 young talents under 35, 8000 talents of all ages and 100 „world class“ intellectuals who would receive up to 10 million Yuan support per person.

People’s Daily, Oct. 31, 2013