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Science & Technology in China: A Roadmap to 2050
Strategic General Report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yongxiang Lu (Editor-in-Chief)

Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Springer

Pub date: October 2009

List Price: HK$ 519

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Book Description

This general report, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, presents a panoramic scenario
for China's modernization drive to 2050. It analyzes the evolution and laws governing the
development of science and technology, describes the decisive impact of science and technology on
the modernization process, predicts that the world is on the eve of an impending Science &
Technology revolution, and calls for China to be fully prepared for this new round of Science &
Technology advancement. Based on its detailed study of the demands on Science & Technology
innovation in China's modernization, it draws a framework for eight basic and strategic systems of
socio-economic development with the support of science and technology, works out China's Science
& Technology roadmaps for the relevant eight basic and strategic systems in line with China's reality,
further details Science & Technology initiatives of strategic importance to China's modernization,
and provides Science & Technology decision-makers with comprehensive consultations for the
development of Science & Technology innovation consistent with China's reality. Supported by
illustrations and tables of data, the general report provides researchers, government officials and
even entrepreneurs with guidance concerning research directions, the planning process, and
investment. It also serves as a preamble for the 18 detailed field-specific reports of the committees
assigned to craft roadmaps for each sphere of development.
Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the nation's highest academic institution in
the natural sciences. Its major responsibilities are to conduct research in basic and technological
sciences, to undertake nationwide integrated surveys on natural resources and ecological
environment, to provide the country with scientific data and consultations for government's
decision-makings, to undertake government-assigned projects with regard to key Science &
Technology problems in the process of socio-economic development, to initiate personnel training,
and to promote China's high-tech enterprises through its active engagement in these areas.

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