China 2030 pp 63-79 | Cite as

The World’s Strongest Innovative Power

  • Angang Hu
  • Yilong Yan
  • Xing Wei


International competition has become fiercer with the onset of the twenty-first century. The essence of this competition lies in the area of science and technology. Whoever scales the peak of global science and technology innovation will become the leader in global economic development. China is now becoming a forerunner in such areas. In 2006, the Chinese government published the “Outlined Medium- and Long-Term Program for Scientific and Technological Development (2006–2020)”, drawing a grand blueprint for building an innovative country. The United States, Japan and the EU have since followed with similar directive documents regarding developments in science and technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angang Hu
    • 1
  • Yilong Yan
    • 2
  • Xing Wei
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for China Studies School of Public Policy and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Education and Researcher Institute for Contemporary China StudiesTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Public Policy and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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