亚洲发明繁荣

贝尔维尤,华盛顿—一个多世纪以来,美国一直是全球创新的主导力量。但中国和其他亚洲国家正在挑战美国的主导地位,而西方应该欢迎这种挑战。

中国从模仿向创新的转变是近几年来的一项国家政策。比如,2011年,政府设立了一系列关于专利数量的宏伟目标。而中国几乎马上就成为世界顶尖的专利申请国

很快,中国在其他重要方面也超过了美国。每年,中国大学所授予的理科和工科博士数量比美国机构更多——而本科生数量更是超过美国一倍有余

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