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China as the World’s Technology Leader in the 21st Century: Dream or Reality?

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  • Naubahar Sharif

    (Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

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Naubahar Sharif, Associate Professor of HKUST’s Social Science Division, describes China’s current technological prowess in terms of research and development (R&D) intensity, personnel, number of scientific publications, and number of patent applications, all of which indicate that China is currently one of the world’s top producers of high technology research, and is set to become the world’s technology leader before the end of the century.

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  • Naubahar Sharif, 2016. "China as the World’s Technology Leader in the 21st Century: Dream or Reality?," HKUST IEMS Thought Leadership Brief Series 2016-11, HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies, revised Feb 2016.
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    1. Can Huang & Naubahar Sharif, 2016. "Global technology leadership: The case of China," Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 43(1), pages 62-73.
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    Keywords

    China; research and development; R&D; technology; technlogy leadership;
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    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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