China will incubate several international mega science and engineering projects in the future, some of which will be upgraded into China-led global projects aimed at tackling the world’s most difficult scientific challenges. By 2020, China plans to create three to five of these mega science projects, and then add six to 10 more by 2035. Notable projects include the human genome, international thermonuclear experimental reactors, international ocean discovery, earth observations and the square kilometer array.

CAS news release, April 4, 2018