In spite of significant progress, S&T leaders in China feel deficits in fields such as material and pharmaceutical research and development. According to statements at current conferences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the National Congress of the China Association for Science and Technology, there is a general understanding that the nation should be among the most innovative countries by 2020, a leading innovator by 2030, and a leading global scientific and technological power by the centenary anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 2049.

CAS news release, June 7, 2016