http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/oct/30/astronomers-call-off-boycott-of-nasa-conference

PHYSICSWORLDAstronomers will gather on Monday at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California for a controversial conference on the Kepler space mission that had been threatened with a planned boycott. NASA averted the boycott of the international meeting by reversing an order to exclude Chinese participants from the event.


Interesting...

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/05/us-scientists-boycott-nasa-china-banBut the ban has angered many US scientists who say Chinese students and researchers in their labs are being discriminated against. A growing number of US scientists have now decided to boycott the meeting in protest, with senior academics withdrawing individually, or pulling out their entire research groups.