China’s economy is growing quickly, and is innovation-led.
Europe can relate to China through joint R&D, programmes which offer an
alternative vehicle of engagement to the traditional political and economic
Innovation in China: The Dawning of the Asian Century
promotes an awareness of the dynamics of innovation in China. It examines
Chinese and European approaches to science and technology and contends that
the ‘rules for survival’ in R&D and education are changing in favour of China,
in terms of base R&D parameters such as research expenditure, scientists
trained, papers published and patents awarded. The authors recommend options
for Europe and China to connect through longitudinal R&D projects and
‘carrousel-training exchanges’ in environmental and health related fields.