On 19th December 2013, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) announced names of their newly elected Academicians, the highest academic honor in the field of science and technology in China. 53 out of 391 nominated candidates are elected as CAS Academicians this time, expanding the CAS membership to 750. CAE elected 51 out of 560, which made its total number of Academicians 807.
In addition, CAS elected 9 new foreign Academicians from the USA, France, Denmark, Israel, Brazil and India, including Israeli Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover. CAE also elected 6 foreign members from the USA, Australia and Denmark.