Chinese vs United States Scholarly Research

From 2000 to 2010, China’s research production has increased more than 600% – now only second in producing scholarly papers behind the United States. There are varying viewpoints on the quality of the research papers from China, but the Thomas Reuters report “does use the frequency with which papers from China and the other nations are cited as a proxy for excellence.” More information is provided in the recently published article “China and Other Countries Crowd Into the Competition for Scholarly Research” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

With this continued outflow of research and corresponding increase in patents how do you view its impact US research and innovation. Should we strive for global collaboration amongst scientists and researchers or strengthen our internal network of university researchers and entrepreneurs?


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