Science and China's Modernization

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Science  31 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5902, pp. 649
DOI: 10.1126/science.1166843

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The history of modernization is in essence a history of scientific and technological progress. Scientific discovery and technological inventions have brought about new civilizations, modern industries, and the rise and fall of nations. China is now engaged in a modernization drive unprecedented in the history of humankind.

  • * See Science's interview with Wen Jiabao, 17 October 2008, p. 362.