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China Seen Outspending U.S. in R&D by 2025

U.S. still leads thanks to corporate investment, but China is poised to become the world’s top funder of science and technology research.
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By George Leopold

What’s at stake?
China’s astounding R&D investments over the last two decades place it in direct competition with the United States, where declining federal investments are partially shored up by rising corporate R&D. The research sweepstakes represents the front lines of the global competition to lead in science and technology innovation.

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