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China's reformed science and technology system: an overview and assessment


  • Zhicun Gao
  • Clem Tisdell


Science and technology (S&T) systems are interconnected with economic systems. After China began to make its economic system more market-oriented in 1979, reforms to its S&T system became urgent. China's major breakthrough in reforming its S&T system occurred in 1985. This paper provides data on China's changing S&T sector, outlines the processes of its reform and China's changing sources of funding for R&D. China's evolving technology market is given particular attention and some of its pitfalls are discussed.

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  • Zhicun Gao & Clem Tisdell, 2004. "China's reformed science and technology system: an overview and assessment," Prometheus, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(3), pages 311-331.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:promet:v:22:y:2004:i:3:p:311-331
    DOI: 10.1080/0810902042000255741

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    1. Tisdell, Clement A. & Alauddin, Mohammad, 2002. "Market-Oriented Reforms in Bangladesh and their Impact on Poverty?," Economic Theory, Applications and Issues Working Papers 90521, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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