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Let's have a look at some Chinese inventions shall we:|
Woodcut printing circa 650 AD
Printing press - Yes folks, the Chinese developed the movable type press in around 1030 AD and had metal moveable type perfected in 1490, long before the west.
Iron based compass - circa 1000 AD though there is an earlier description from the 1st Cent AD that may or may not using an iron rather than lodestone pointer.
Rectangular Wood Coffin - Again a Chinese invention circa 5000BC
Metal Bells (Copper) circa 2000 BC
The fork - Circa 1900-2400 BC. The Chinese used forks long before they used Chopsticks. The West didn't start using forks until around the 4th Century AD (Roman Empire) and then they fell out of favour and didn't return in to Europe proper till around 1000 AD and Northern Europe in the 1600s.
The Bomb (cast iron and gunpowder) 13th Century
Flame throwers, boreholes for mining to depths over 200m (600 feet), banknotes, bulkhead partitions in ships, cast iron (5th Cent. BC), Blast Furnace (5th Cent BC), Chromium coating of weapons, no later than 210 BC (found at Xi'an at the burial site of Qín Shǐhuáng Ling) Co-Fusion steel process 6th Cent AD. The list goes on and on, banknotes, the effective diagnosis and treatment of Diabetes around 1100AD, Cupola Furnaces, The fishing reel, the bottling and use of natural gas (11th Cent) and petroleum (980 AD) Inoculation and treatment of smallpox (10th Century AD, Song dynasty), hand grenades, hand cannon, metal ploughshare, the horse collar and harness and many more.
Now for some more modern ones.
Fish cloning (1963)
Anti Shipping ballistic missile
Maglev Windpower Generators
Synthesis of bovine insulin (1965)
There are many more but I think that I have proved my point.