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China Aims to Renew Status As Scientific Superpower

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Fan Heng, quantum computing

Quantum computing expert Fan Heng says that 10 years ago, Chinese scientists wanted to go abroad, but now many of the same scientists are so keen to return home that positions are limited.

Louisa Lim / NPR

China was probably the world's earliest technological superpower, inventing the plow, the compass, gunpowder, and block printing. Then, science in the Middle Kingdom languished for centuries.

From National Public Radio
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