A fascinating article about the future role of China in scientific discovery. China is one of the proposed sites for the next Large Hadron Collider; the most ambitious project yet for particles physics. However, there are apparent contradictions in an authoritarian government controlling the mechanics of such a massive, and important, research undertaking. http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/future-of-particle-physics-will-live-and-die-china