September 26, 2011
September 26 2011. (Nanowerk News) As China's economy has soared to the second place in the world, the country's scientific strength has also surged -- if only measured by the numbers.
Chinese researchers published more than 1.2 million papers from 2006 to 2010 -- second only to the United States but well ahead of Britain, Germany and Japan, according to data recently published by Elsevier, a leading international scientific publisher and data provider. This figure represents a 14 percent increase over the period from 2005 to 2009.