Chinese, and Northern East Asian's in general, tend to have fewer geniuses. Europeans have a lower average IQ than NE Asian's, but the tail end on the right side of the bell curve extends further out-- Europeans have more geniuses.
Explosive technological progress is entirely dependent on having a critical mass of geniuses. It's really that simple. Below average people, average people, even very bright people, don't event technologies that create a paradigm shift(to use the cliche).
Those with an outlier IQ-- high abstract reasoning, but also high creativity... (read more)