This article is full of lies.
Chinese “science” was so behind the times it could not even get a rocket into orbit until 1997 – when then-president Bill Clinton signed Loral + Hughes export waivers to sell them US rocket tech.
During the dot-com boom of the 1990’s, Chinese generals screamed “We want what you have!”. One of them even threatenened to nuke Los Angeles if the US didn’t open up trade.
It was Clinton’s “engage China” policy of 1999 that allowed China to steal everything from America.
Reuters seems to have forgotten all that and claims today’s Chinese technology and science were a product of the cold war and has been going on since the end of WW2.
Since the end of WW2, the US would not even allow much trade with communist China until it entered the WTO in 2001.
The fact of the matter is, in 1999, China was still a 3rd world backwater.
It has only been the near-complete theft of the entire US economy and industry which has given China what it has today.
For all we know, this article could have been purchased by the Communist Chinese Party itself via a US PR firm. The US has no laws stopping such activity.