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Physics World Special Report: China

Pushing the frontiers of physics

This Physics World special report on physics in China reveals some of the challenges and opportunities facing physicists in the world’s most populous country. Physics World is published by the UK’s Institute of Physics (IOP), which was founded in 1874 and now has more than 50,000 members around the world. IOP is also one of the world’s leading physics publishers, producing more than 70 journals as well as ebooks, magazines, conference proceedings and websites (see We published our first special report on China in 2011 but so much is going on that we felt that it is time for another.

Access the focus issue now online or via our app, available now on iOS from the App Store, and on Android from Google Play.

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