The 21-member board of trustees includes Pan Jianwei, a leading quantum scientist, and neurobiologist Rao Yi, former dean of Peking University's School of Life Sciences.
The two sides might eventually resort to negotiation, in which case, incidentally, China has intimated that it would offer concessions, no doubt including ones that will benefit China as well as the US (for example, better protection of intellectual property, and further opening up to foreign investment in services).
The author is former chief economist, Asia and Hong Kong Bureau chief of the Economist Intelligence Unit and senior economist in the OECD’s Investment Division, where he worked with China to improve its policies toward investment.
Local media said PPK has developed more than 50 anti-counterfeit tech products and it is the country's first firm that has won overseas invention patents from countries including the US, Russia and South Africa.
Researchers with the institute said that the tombs were the oldest and largest known ones of their kind in the province.
China's landfills are bulging, illegal waste dumping is a growing headache and the favored solution among city governments－to incinerate－is creating health and pollution problems, she said.