China: A Dominant Force in Global Intelligence

China maintained its strong intellectual standing, ranked 5th in both 2023 and 2024. The slight adjustment in its average IQ score from 104.1 to 104.10 reflects its consistent global intelligence ranking.

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Why China?

Genetic Factors: A significant portion of China's high average IQ score is attributed to genetic factors, according to recent research collaborations focusing on understanding the genetic basis of extremely high intelligence.1

Education System: China's education system has been reformed to boost scientific and technological innovation, improving the quality of both primary and secondary education, contributing significantly to the nation's intellectual prowess.2

Technological Innovation: As a testament to its focus on innovation, China has become a global leader in science and technology clusters, showing its commitment to enhancing both its intellectual and economic status.3


  1. Recent research on genetic factors contributing to China's high IQ. Source: Nature
  2. Reforms in China's education system and its impact. Source: ChinaPower Project
  3. China's leadership in global science and technology clusters. Source: Times Higher Education