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China shows excellent performance in 30 research fronts

Updated: Nov 1,2016 9:26 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China ranks second place, after the United States, for the number of research areas that demonstrate excellent research performance, according to a report released on Oct 31.

China has shown excellent performance in 30 out of 180 emerging areas in the sciences and social sciences, covering eight fields, including chemistry, material sciences, physics and biology, the “Research Fronts 2016” report said.

The report, jointly released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Clarivate Analytics, identified prominent areas of scientific research based on an analysis of scientific literature citations.