Year in review: Top China events of 2015

10. Finally, a Nobel Prize for China

Tu Youyou, 2015 Nobel Prize laureate for Medicine and the first Chinese citizen to get the award, receives her medal from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf at the Stockholm Concert Hall on December 10. Photo: AFP

Pharmacologist Tu Youyou became the first Chinese to win a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of a novel therapy against Malaria - artemisinin.
 
Tu, 84, said the drug is “a gift from Traditional Chinese Medicine to the world.” The drug reduces millions of fatalities from Malaria.
 
The award also triggered reflection over China’s scientific system because Tu has no doctorate degree, no overseas study experience and was never selected as an academician. Tu’s Nobel Prize is reportedly a shame for the selection process of academicians, the highest honor for a Chinese scientist.
 


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