Chinese Research and Development Programmes for Science and Technology (OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: China 2008)

This chapter aims to provide as comprehensive a picture as possible of China's research and development (R&D) programmes. It focuses on those run by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) and on the Knowledge Innovation Programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).1 MOST has implemented around 15 different programmes since the 1980s and the NNSFC, created in 1986, has set up various types of instruments which are generally gathered under the heading of programmes.
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