Thursday, October 26, 2017

Asia Unhedged — China’s quantum strides a new ‘Sputnik moment’ for US

“The general feeling is that they’ll get there before us.”
Xi Jinping said they were going to focus on innovating. The world will soon see whether "the Chinese" are only good at copying, as critics charge.

This was said of Japan as the country recovered after WWII.

And affordability is no problem.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that their scientists are better,” McClatchy reported Martin Laforest, a physicist at University of Waterloo as saying. “It’s just that when they say, ‘We need a billion dollars to do this,’ bam, the money comes.”
Out of thin air.

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