It's all about money and where talents could have more money and opportunities, US didn't get to its current place overnight, once US economic domination is no more , soon will go with other things. China will achieve her goals also step by step.I agree I guess , but look the U.S has many talented scientists from all races that work together unlike China where it's just kinda known at certain times they give up and copy. Copying isn't bad but when one does it too much it ruins the countries image.
U.S has an ecosystem that makes innovation/inventions in a higher amount , the Chinese makes small innovation but again the culture prohibits thinking outside of the box.
Chinese are sadly rote learners unlike the U.S where people take crazy risks
America also spends 700+ billion usd on their military , that ain't going down soon either.
CCP chose to be this way not the Chinese people , as I see China can be better than America but again America has more pros and a lot of people if given the choice will go to America than China.
In a nutshell, economy is the foundation for all other good things to be coming.