China has shifted from a ‘me too’ economy, producing things designed elsewhere to a world leader in research and innovation. Its strategic importance has inspired our series of articles in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, where we explore how the country’s changing the game in fields such as healthcare, manufacturing and pollution control.
For example, iCarbonX is a healthcare company looking to the 22nd century. Its ‘Meum’ app aims to use algorithms to analyze genetic, biological and other data to create personalized health plans for its users. It’s already attracted more than $600m in investments and is symbolic of the new, innovative China.