China Innovation Policy SeriesOver the past two decades, China has made substantial progress on the S&T input side of the ledger: funding for education, money spent on R&D, registered patents and copyrights, and published papers in leading scientific journals. These efforts have translated into greater commercial success, with Chinese companies gaining market share in key industries. Nevertheless, China is still lagging far behind leading centers of innovation in the United States, Europe and its East Asian neighbors.
The Technology Policy Program and the Freeman Chair in China Studies are conducting an objective, data-driven analysis of six “strategic emerging industries” (SEIs) – new generation vehicles, semiconductors, commercial aircraft, the Internet, pharmaceuticals, and artificial intelligence and robotics (including drones) – that are shaping China’s innovation trajectory, and how this will affect companies in the United States and other advanced economies.
These six reports will be available on our interactive microsite, along with blog posts and infographics on Chinese innovation policy.