Volume 88 Issue 47 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 22, 2010

UNESCO Says China Is Setting R&D Pace

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: diplomacy, global R&D, UN

A study of global R&D by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization concludes that although the U.S., Japan, and the European Union remain the world leaders in R&D, they are being increasingly challenged by emerging industrial nations, especially China. The report found that the percentage of R&D performed by Asian nations increased from 27% in 2002 to 32% by 2007. Much of this is because of sharp increases in private-sector R&D . . .

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