China: The Rising Dragon wants to be a Research Leader

China: The Rising Dragon wants to be a Research Leader
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“Contrary to popular belief, China is doing much more than exporting clothing, toys, electronics and other popular consumer goods. The country is on a scientific roll, to the point where it could conceivably be regarded as the emerging global center for scientific research, a new report indicates in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS’ weekly newsmagazine.”

“This past year, China became the world leader in terms of the number of chemistry patents published on an annual basis, according to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society. And growth in publication of scholarly papers by the country’s researchers far outpaces that of other nations, reports Thomson Reuters, a news and information company based in New York City.”

Full Article on ACS http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/88/8802sci1.html