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Trends and Prospects in China's Research and Development Sector


  • Yanrui Wu

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    • Economics Discipline, UWA Business School, University of Western Australia, Western Australia 6009 Australia; email <>. This article is an extended version of Wu, Y. 2012, ‘China's rapid catch-up in research and development’, East Asian Institute Background Brief no. 711, National University of Singapore. The author thanks Professor Yongnian Zheng and the East Asian Institute (National University of Singapore) for hosting him during his sabbatical leave from 14 November 2011 to 13 February 2012. He also thanks Paul Jensen, Sarah Tong, John Wong and participants of a seminar at the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales Club, Paris, for their helpful comments on earlier drafts.