Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


world power in science and technology, historical investigation, drive logic, critical path, China’s breakthrough

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Strategy & Policy Decision Research


Building a world science and technology powerhouse is China’s strategic development goal. Stones from other mountains can be used to attack jade, so as to deeply analyze the driving logic and key paths of Britain, Germany, and the United States in building a world science and technology powerhouse can gain insights from them, with important reference value for China. The investigation found that the establishment of a world science and technology powerhouse is the result of the combined action of six innovative driving logic: national policy innovation, education reform innovation, team building innovation, enterprise application innovation, independent technology innovation, and cultural construction innovation. The key path lies in the coordination of government, industry, and academia, the integration of education, science and technology, and talent training, the integration of technology and economy, the complementarity of free innovation and organized innovation, and the mutual promotion of basic research and applied research. The breakthrough path for China to build a world science and technology powerhouse lies in seizing historical opportunity, seeking cutting-edge technological advancements, building collaborative innovation fulcrums, strengthening basic research bases, addressing pain points that are constrained by human factors, and addressing application bottlenecks. Only in this way can we achieve technological self-reliance and self-improvement, and build a world science and technology powerhouse with Chinese characteristics.

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