According to Wang Zhigang, director of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China’s original innovation capacity in science and technology has improved significantly. Basic research expenditures have increased rapidly, with an average annual growth rate of 16.9%, and the share of basic research in R&D expenditures has exceeded 6% for the first time. The level of basic research has improved significantly, and departments such as chemistry, materials, and physics have joined the world’s leading group. China has made numerous achievements in scientific and technological innovation, including research in quantum communication and superconductivity.

Japan JST China news, July 28, 2021