China is among the 20 most innovative economies for the first time

A man walks in front of skyscrapers at the financial Central district in Hong Kong February 25, 2009. Hong Kong's economy could shrink by 2-3 percent this year as it feels the impact of the global downturn, Financial Secretary John Tsang said on Wednesday in his annual budget, which offered few handouts to help people weather the downturn.    REUTERS/Bobby Yip   (CHINA) - GM1E52P1DJK01

China has had a rapid transformation into an innovation powerhouse. Image: REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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