China as an Innovation Center? Not So Fast

China’s surge in patent applications and impressive R&D spending mask a lack of genuinely groundbreaking work, according to a Wall Street Journal article: Over 95% of the Chinese applications were filed domestically...

Wu Bangguo says China targets to turn into an innovation-based country by 2020 – Caijing

From Caijing: In a move to woo multinational corporations to set up R&D centers in China and conduct with Chinese partners, Wu Bangguo, Chairman of China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, stresses that the Chinese government will protect the lawful rights and interests of all foreign investors and intellectual property rights holders in […]

Innovation, China Style – Dan Harris

From China Law Blog Great guest commentary in today’s Wall Street Journal by Thomas Hout, a senior adviser at Boston Consulting Group‘s Hong Kong office. It is entitled, “Innovation, China Style,” and it effectively gives lie to those who believe China will eventually “take over the world.” According to Mr. Hout, China is having considerable […]

R&D centers flood in to harness the Chinese brain

From China Economic Net: “To multinationals, 2004 was a year for further moving to China. In addition to increasing investments, lured by the low R&D expense in this country, multinationals kept setting up R&D centers in China, and outsourced R&D projects. Leveraging Chinese resources to develop more products that suit the China market and grab […]



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