Shukuro Manabe, a native of Japan, has received the Nobel Prize in Physics, attracting attention in China.
In an article titled “2021 Nobel Prize in Physics Announced; 3 Scientists from the US, Germany, and Italy Wins” the Chinese media introduced Manabe as “A meteorologist at Princeton University, he graduated from Tokyo University in 1958.”
“they made outstanding contributions to physical simulations of global climate, quantified rates of change, and reliable projections of global warming” said Klaus Hasselman of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany.
On Twitter’s Weibo in China, several prominent bloggers report that “a Japanese national of American nationality” won the Nobel Prize.
Another blogger lists 20 Japanese “Why do so many Japanese get Nobel Prizes?” who have won prizes since 2000, including 3 US citizens.
“In our country, some professors are thinking of making money through projects. We’ve done a lot of government-sponsored scientific research projects, and if they pass the screening, we’re done.” he said, criticizing the attitude of some scholars in his country.
Chinese netizens praised the move, saying, “Japan is really great!” “Japan is strong. He has won many Nobel prizes in science. Asian strongest” “What I think is amazing about Japan is that despite the fact that so many Nobel Prize laureates have been produced in recent years, it is reported in the Japanese media that the decline of learning and the possibility of being overtaken by China in the future.” and “The winner this time is American, but I think Japan is really great. 1 winner per year in the 21 century”
There was also an opinion that “All of the Japanese Nobel Prize-winning professors have been studying an area silently even before they became famous. They didn’t have a lot of titles, they didn’t participate in the project. According to Chinese standards, he would be a typical loser.”
Some said, “The number of Chinese winners will increase in 50 years. It takes time to win a Nobel Prize.” but some people refuted this by saying, “What is necessary for scientific research is an open academic environment. No freedom, no innovation.”
“Many graduates of the University of Tokyo receive the Nobel Prize, but Tsinghua University and Peking University are ranked higher than Tokyo University in the world university rankings. Why?” the statement read.
In addition, there are many opinions that “Scientific research requires talent, and talented people love freedom.” is indispensable for research, such as “Scientists need an atmosphere of freedom. If there is an atmosphere of bureaucracy and mammonism in the laboratory, it is strange that results will be achieved.”