China Leads the US on Scientific Research Papers – Guardian


China is leading the world for quantity and quality of scientific research, overtaking the United States, according to a report by Japan’s science and technology ministry, a report by The Guardian says.

Chinese scientific research accounts for almost a quarter of the world’s output, the report said, pulling ahead of the US at 17%. It also publishes 27% of the world’s most frequently cited studies, followed by the US at nearly 25%, and the UK at 5.5%, the report said.

Read the full report: The Guardian.


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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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