China ranked second last year for the number of international papers and citations, and led other countries in the number of patents and patent applications. Photo: Xinhua

China’s spending on research and development up 14pc in 2017 to US$279 billion, science minister says

Three-quarters of spending coming from enterprises, as China seeks to ‘enter the ranks of innovative countries’, Wan Gang says

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China ranked second last year for the number of international papers and citations, and led other countries in the number of patents and patent applications. Photo: Xinhua
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