China’s emergence as a scientific power this century is impressive. Recent reforms promise to raise the country’s profile in scientific research even further. Even so, China’s illiberal political system complicates the country’s quest for scientific leadership, particularly as efforts to increase CCP control have intensified in recent years.
China’s Rise as a Science Power: Rapid Progress, Emerging Reforms, and the Challenge of Illiberal Innovation
Andrew B. Kennedy is Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is the author of The Conflicted Superpower: America’s Collaboration with China and India in Global Innovation (Columbia University Press, 2018) and The International Ambitions of Mao and Nehru: National Efficacy Beliefs and the Making of Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Email: <email@example.com>.
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Andrew Kennedy; China’s Rise as a Science Power: Rapid Progress, Emerging Reforms, and the Challenge of Illiberal Innovation. Asian Survey 1 December 2019; 59 (6): 1022–1043. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.1022
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