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China's Science and Technology Breakthroughs

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China has made many breakthroughs in science and technology fields, including high-temperature superconductivity, quantum theory and stem cell research. Other achievements include progress in manned space flight, lunar exploration, developing the Beidou navigation system and manned submersibles.

In 2015, China's research and development expenditure surpassed 210 billion US dollars, accounting for 2.1 percent of the total GDP. The contribution rate of scientific and technological progress increased to 55.1 percent. Let's hear what the experts think of China's path towards becoming a leader in innovation.

"A innovative country, in brief, is a country that takes technology innovation as its core drive in economic and social development," Chinese Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang said.

"I have a Chinese dream, that in decades China will become top in the world in innovation. This is a dream, but not an extravagant hope. I think our nation is capable of it. The key lies in reform," Xu Guanhua, academician with Chinese Academy of Sciences, said.

"Supply-side reform is focused on innovation. China's economy has little room for growth with the original investment. Now we need to rely on innovation to provide new drive," Professor Chen Zhiwu with Yale University, said.

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