The Chinese are advancing technologically faster than any other nation, but there's a simple explanation and it's not that they're better at math.....
From CNBC -- A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower.
The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings.
The Chinese machine is nothing more than a larger copy of the Roadrunner at IBM, the current fastest computer(pictured above). Pirating, cheating, and stealing is how the Chinese have gained so much ground on the US in the areas of science and technology. They simply steal our inventions and innovations, pour billions of dollars, most of it ironically is ours, into copying it, then they improve it slightly in scale, then claim they've "invented" something better than ours.
They steal our communication technology, our DVD movie and CD technology, our military technology and then pat themselves on the back and brag what great innovators their scientists are when they are little more than clever thieves.