China eyes world leadership in dinosaur fossils

Fossil hunters launch the equivalent of a gold rush as resources for proper excavation become available in Asian nation.

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    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


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