Tuesday, 9 February 2010

China: "we have the technology"

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China too coruscates!  Having written in the immediately preceding post about Israel's achievements and the mentality that helped achieve them, I'd better post a chart that's been sitting on my desktop for some time.  China's research.  I don't have the original article, but the chart tells most of the story.
"China's output of scientific reports started expanding dramatically in the mid-1990s and, in terms of annual output, the country now stands second only to the US."
That is a fantastic achievement, a stunning return on the investment of sending hundreds of thousands of students to study in the west since the seventies.