Bolstered by increased government budgets, China’s physicists were already publishing more papers than any country except the United States as far back as eight years ago. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Is China a new superpower in physics? As Tu Youyou earns Nobel Prize for medicine, pair from Anhui get Physics World’s Breakthrough of the Year award

Experts cite government’s unprecedented marshalling of resources into scientific research for number of a papers published and state-of-the-art facilities like world’s largest radio telescope and fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe 2

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Bolstered by increased government budgets, China’s physicists were already publishing more papers than any country except the United States as far back as eight years ago. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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