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How the Chinese state organizes innovation

China has developed a system to drive the creation of know-how and its practical application using standardized processes. In this way, the activities of government agencies and private actors are effectively interlinked in an “innovation chain” to quickly transform individual ideas into mass production. These processes are explained by the Berlin-based China Research Institute Merics in a new research paper entitled “Controlling the Innovation Chain: China’s Strategy to become a Science & Technology Superpower”. Authors are Jeroen Groenewegen-Lau and Michael Laha. The report will be published on Thursday and is already available to China.Table.

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