Description of the country: China or officially known “People’s Republic of China”, with its 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities and two special administrative regions is world’s most populated and second largest country of the world in land area. With its roots in past and vision in future it has most fast developing economy of world.
Geography of the country: Being second largest country in land area after Russia, it has largest combined land border in world. China has a diverse landscape ranging from deserts like Gobi and Taklamakan in north to subtropical desert in south. Mountain ranges in south of country like Karakoram, Himalaya, Pamir and Tian Shan separates it’s from South and central Asia.
Status of economy, research and development: In spite of its large population China is the second largest economy in the world. About 344.7 billion USD is spent by China for research and development in year 2014 which is next to USA 473.4 billion USD. Presently China’s economy is market economy and one of the best examples of state capitalism. China with its outstanding advancements in telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure has become world’s fastest growing economy.
Status about Hematology research in China: China has produced a total of 8 Nobel laureates in field such as Physics, Chemistry and Medicine. Hemtological research in china has increased in past year which could be seen by total number of research articles published by Chinese authors in SCI indexed journals in past decade. According to Lei Zhang et al., between 2003-2014 China contributed about 2.42% of total articles published in hematology and ranks fifth in world rankings. Articles from China are mostly published in medical journals of Chinese origin such as Leukemia Research and Journal of Leukemia and lymphoma. Department of Health Sciences along with research institutes and universities such as Soochow University are involved in various types of research projects in hematology.