Month: February 2012

Innovation Needs Not Just Science and Technology

By Cong Cao. The year 2011 saw the beginning of China’s Strategic Emerging Industry (SEI) Program. As their current formulation, SEIs refer to the industries accompanying innovation in information, biotechnology, medical technology, new energy, environment, marine and space with strategic importance to China. The term “strategic emerging industries” […]

China takes a lead over Syria

By Steve Tsang. The Chinese government has not only vetoed a draft UN resolution over Syria but also articulated the view that it has done so in the interests of the people of Syria. This view was published in the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party […]