Enhanced collaboration with China
In 2018 Christa Fittschen received a PIFI fellowship (President's International Fellowship Initiative) from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In these cirumstances, she became eligible to the new chinese visa type meant to the « top-of-the-range talented foreigners ». This visa will be valid for 10 years, thus until 2028.
She is the first french person obtaining this visa. At that time, she answered questions to the french reporter for one of the most important chinese newspaper People's Daily: http://world.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0329/c1002-29896931.html. (download in pdf version)
For some years, Christa Fittschen developped a collaboration with the Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She takes part into the devlopment of new experimental techniques in order to study peroxyl radicals (RO2).
More information on these visa vip talents : https://fr.sputniknews.com/international/201801091034678616-chine-visas-vip-talents/
Photo taken by Xiaofeng Tang