China is putting tremendous effort behind its plan to transform itself from the world's factory into an innovative high-tech laboratory. The country and its 1.3 billion people seem ambitious beyond compare, as shown by China's recent second manned space mission. The collective goal -- accompanied by a healthy dose of propaganda -- is clear: China, the land that once enriched the world with inventions such as the compass, book printing and gunpowder, intends to reclaim the luster of its bygone golden age.
The country is using its most ample resource to achieve its lofty goal, that is, its people. China's universities educate 440,000 new engineers each year.
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