By 1967, China hopes to approach, in many important fields of science and technology, the most advanced levels attained in the world. This Memorandum reviews the scientific progress in contemporary China by focusing attention on the science budget and the command decision of 1958. The review suggests that, by maximum concentration of effort, China can perform a limited number of scientific feats by 1967, especially those that can be performed merely with the support of a high-level state of the art in the unsophisticated technologies, and with the technical personnel trained since 1958 in the institutes of the China Academy of Science.
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