Zhucheng, China - China's growing stature in the world is increasingly pitting it in competition against the United States.

Now, in addition to rivalry in the diplomatic, military and economic spheres, comes a new race: to be pre-eminent in the discovery of dinosaur fossils.

It is only recently that China has had the resources - and infrastructure - to excavate the fossils properly.

And what the fossil-hunters are finding is the equivalent of a gold rush.

Source: Al Jazeera