Via: BBC News
28 March 2011
Science and environment correspondent, BBC News
China is on course to overtake the US in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013 – far earlier than expected.
That is the conclusion of a major new study by the Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy.
The country that invented the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing is set for a globally important comeback.
An analysis of published research – one of the key measures of scientific effort – reveals an “especially striking” rise by Chinese science.
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