January 23, 2014

Can China Innovate Without Dissent?

Stephen Sass, New York Times

The Associated Press

Will China achieve technological dominance over the United States, surpassing us in scientific and engineering innovation? A lot of people seem to think so. China’s recent landing of an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon, its advances in renewable energies and high-speed rail, its increasing number of patent filings and its vast spending on research and development have contributed to a perception — held across much of the world, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted last summer — that China is poised to overtake America as the world’s leading power, if it hasn’t already done so.

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