Why Chinese science seems so secretive – and how it may be about to change

This article is fascinating.

"While researchers are conscious of their responsibility to engage with the public, they are also pressured to meet the state’s demands for technological progress – often for the good of the people.

Communicating with the public also takes skills and training. Without clear political guidance and support, many of the scientists I interviewedfelt they were “unqualified” to talk about their work to the public, especially if potentially contentious"