research and development

U.S. Citizen Detained as Pharma Probe Spreads (Updated)

An American has been detained in China as part of a probe into multinational pharmaceutical companies that previously led to bribery charges against GlaxoSmithKline executives earlier this month. From Reuters: The unnamed...

Moving China Up the Value Chain

A new book, Run of the Red Queen, argues that China would be better served by playing to its strengths in innovation through refinement than by continuing to chase the global lead in flashier breakthroughs. The New York Times...

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...

American Engineer Detained for Year in China

Hu Zhicheng, an American automotive engineer, has been held for over one year in China on charges of violating trade secrets. From David Barboza of the New York Times: Hu Zhicheng, a Chinese-born American citizen who won awards...

OECD Urges China to Innovate

Chemistry World writes about a report put out last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) about the state of China’s innovation economy: China’s R&D intensity – the ratio...

Booming China Splashes Out on Science

From Reuters: China’s booming economy has allowed it to increase spending on research and basic science, but it still has a way to go to catch up with the United States and other developed countries, top science officials...

Grand Plan for 4G R&D

From Caijing Magazine : Led by the state council, China is initiating a large-scale research plan for a 4G standard, successful development of which could shape the 4G landscape of China and beyond, as reported in Caijing...

China Needs Innovation, OECD Says – AP

According to a new report from the OECD, China needs more innovation in order to become an advanced economy. From AP: Better protection of patents and other intellectual property, more cooperation between the government and the private sector and reforms to foster competitive markets are among the top needs the Paris-based OECD outlined in a […]

China’s Drive to Promote Invention – James Reynolds

After ancient China gave the Four Great Inventions to the world, it has kept silent for centuries. But “now it wants to start innovating again.” From BBC News: Since 1999, Chinese spending on research and development has grown by 20% every year. Hu Jintao has set a research and development target of 2.5% of gross […]

Coca-Cola to Build R&D Center in Shanghai – Dow Jones

From Dow Jones: As part of its efforts to boost its sales in China, Coca-Cola Co. (KO) is investing $80 million to build a new China headquarters and research and development center in Shanghai , the company’s new president for China business, Douglas Jackson, said Monday. The R&D center, which is expected to be finished […]

China: Rising Scientific Superpower? – Richard Suttmeier

From OSA Podblog: Our first Podcast features Richard Suttmeier, Ph.D., a keynote speaker at the 2007 OSA Winter Leadership Meeting. Introduced by OSA’s 2007 president, Dr. Joseph Eberly, Dr. Suttmeier’s presentation is about science and technology in China. His presentation includes insights on China’s current activities and long-term goals in the areas of intellectual property, […]

China’s hi-tech success is not patently obvious – Guy de Jonquieres

From the Financial Times: Beware of extrapolation, a former British chancellor of the exchequer once remarked: it can make you go blind. The warning should be heeded by those western observers who, dazzled by China’s rise in basic manufacturing, breathlessly proclaim it is destined to become a global leader in science and technological innovation… China […]

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