27 November 2019
China is catching up with the United States in research contributions and activity in frontier sciences, and it currently leads the world in 33 out of 137 research topics in cutting-edge and new natural and social science fields, according to the 'Research Front 2019' report. The report suggests that the gap between China and the US in research contributions and activity in frontier sciences is narrowing. The 137 research topics are divided into 10 broad research areas, of those the US leads in seven, while China leads in three. China also has a substantial gap with the US in physics, biology, earth sciences and social sciences such as economics and psychology.
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