Freeman Briefing: Issue in Focus: China's Drive for Indigenous Innovation - February 19, 2008
February 19, 2008
The Freeman Chair continues to monitor China’s economic development and the behind-the-scenes political maneuverings that influence economic policy decision making through its Freeman Briefing. Drawing largely from Chinese-language sources, these publications offer analysis of major economic, financial and industry-related developments in China of interest to the international business community.
From the briefing:
China has long held dear the goal of upgrading of its domestic technological base.
The concept that China needs to improve its science and technology (S&T) capacity
has its roots in the Four Modernizations policy adopted as the official party line
under Deng Xiaoping’s leadership in 1978.1 China’s goal in “opening up” to the
outside world was driven in large part by a desire to stimulate technology transfer
from foreign firms to meet this goal.