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The Chinese riddle

Reinhilde Veugelers, a senior fellow at Bruegel, tells Antoaneta Roussi that Europe must open up to researchers from China to remain a scientific leader.

China is quickly becoming an economic and technological superpower. The country outrivals the United States and Europe not only in trade, but also in other important fields such as renewable energy production. Now, China has set its sights on becoming a scientific powerhouse, and European leaders need to wake up to this.

A report published by the think tank Bruegel on 4 July warns that Europe risks losing its position as a scientific leader unless it forms closer ties with China. The country  already produces more PhDs in the natural sciences and engineering than the US, according to the paper. Twenty per cent of the world’s R&D is carried out in China, placing it second after the US but with much faster growth. 

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