The Washington Post has an article discussing the competition between the US and China for pre-eminence in science and technology. While the US is still well ahead, China is progressing rapidly. This reminds me a bit of the space race between the US and the Soviets, after Russia launched the first satellite into space in 1957. Competition can be a good thing, as long as it's not a negative sum game. Unfortunately, in recent years the US shows more signs of trying to slow down China, rather than build up our own science and technology: Under the Trump administration, many U.S. researchers say their work has been devalued, threatened by budget cuts and hampered by stricter immigration policies that
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