Last year President Xi Jinping outlined his vision to make China the global leader in political, economic, military and environmental issues over the next three decades.
Now, comprehensive data from the National Science Foundation reveals that China is already well on its way to becoming a superpower in the key areas of science and innovation.
- China is the second-largest spender on research and development (R&D) after the US, accounting for 21% of the world’s total of nearly $2 trillion in 2015.
- China’s spending on R&D grew by an average of 18% per year between 2010 and 2015 – more than four times faster than US spending.
- And, although the US still spends more on R&D, China’s rapid growth means it is likely to take the lead within the next five to 10 years.
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