Beijing eyes biotech business – Jehangir S. Pocha

From the Boston Globe, via the San Francisco Chronicle:

China, which catapulted into the top ranks of global manufacturing, is now aiming to turn itself into a biotechnology power.

“There’s no reason the things that make China so powerful in manufacturing cannot apply to knowledge-driven industries,” said Kevin Chen, vice president of Bioduro Co. Ltd., a San Diego biotech contract research company with a growing operation in Beijing.

China’s biotech strategy mirrors the one it used to become a dominant force in manufacturing. [Full text]


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