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China’s Absorptive State

Research, Innovation, and the Prospects for China-U.K. Collaboration

Kirsten Bound, Tom Saunders, James Wilsdon, Jonathan Adams

China’s Absorptive State

A great deal of speculation surrounds China’s prospects in science and innovation, as with other aspects of China’s development and heightened visibility on the global stage. The same pitfalls—of hype, generalization, and only partial awareness of the domestic political, economic, and cultural...