Sputnik Moments?

China surpassing U.S. with 54.9 petaflop supercomputer
President Obama made note of China's supercomputing accomplishment in his state of the union speech in January, 2011, where he said the U.S. was facing another "Sputnik moment" in wide range of technologies.
The American political system's strength is that free speech is deeply embedded in the culture. The Chinese political system's strength is that they have what might be called campaign finance reform in American lingo.

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