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China ties the US as the most influential nation in science

Japanese annual ranking suggests 'Trump effect' could make China the sole leader

When it comes to making lightning-fast computers, China takes the crown.

TOKYO China now ranks as the most influential country in four of eight core scientific fields, matching the U.S., according to the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

And with U.S. President Donald Trump planning a major spending cut for the sciences, China could well take the sole lead.

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