2nd February, 2018: The biennial Science and
Engineering Indicators published by the United States National Science
Foundation and the National Science Board (a voluminous document describing the
state of American technology) suggests that china has become or is on the verge
of becoming a scientific and technical superpower. Traditionally science and technology
constitute the knowledge base for economically advanced societies and military
powers. It is quite natural that China, who aspires to become the world leader
in both, enormously enhances its research prowess, the report suggests.
According to the Indicators report, China has become the second-largest spender in research and development and correspondingly these is an explosion in technical papers by researchers from People’s Republic of China.