The $60 million Tianhe-1A supercomputer in Tianjin, China. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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China's Supercomputing Goal: From 'Zero To Hero'

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A researcher works at the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics in central China's Hubei province on June 9. Beijing's spending on research and development has increased over the past few years in an effort to re-establish the country's scientific prowess. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Aims To Renew Status As Scientific Superpower

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