30 Mar '11, 1pm

China set to overtake US as world's scientific superpower in 2 years

LONDON - China could overtake the United States as the world's dominant publisher of scientific research by 2013, according to an analysis of global trends in science by the Royal Society. The report highlighted the increasing challenge to the traditional superpowers of science from the world's emerging economies and also identified emerging talent in countries not traditionally associated with a strong science base, including Iran, Tunisia and Turkey. The Royal Society said that China was now second only to the US in terms of its share of the world's scientific research papers written in English. The United Kingdom has been pushed into third place, with Germany, Japan, France and Canada following behind. "The increase in scientific research and collaboration, which can help us to find solutions to the global challenges we now face, is very welcome," said Mr Chris Llewelly...

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