Vice is blocked at work, so I can't read, but if the title is an accurate description of this article then I'm going to laugh and say, "Fucking, Vice." China is definitely not a bastion of good science, and therefore CANNOT be a superpower. I review papers out of China all the time, and I reject them at an almost 100% rate. The reason is that they conduct science the same way they conduce business, engineering, and food safety. That is, it's a patronage system with no checks and balances run with quotas and bribes. Needless to say the incentives to the Chinese researcher pretty much encourages tweaks, lies and damn lies.