OECD's first review of innovation in China to be released on Monday 27 August 2007 - news conference in Beijing


14/08/2007 - Can China become a world-leader in science and innovation? What role can the hundreds of international companies that have set up research and development centres there play? And what impact will China's fast-rising investment in R&D have on the rest of the world?

These are among the issues explored in the first OECD review of China's innovation system.

The OECD and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology will launch the report and discuss its main findings on Monday 27 August at a conference in the Friendship Hotel, Beijing. Participants will include Chinese and OECD policy makers and executives from Chinese and foreign firms operating in China. This event is open to media.

OECD Deputy Secretary-General Pier Carlo Padoan, together with senior OECD experts, will hold a news conference at 12:30 in the Friendship Hotel.

Journalists are also invited to attend an international business symposium on the globalisation of R&D taking place at the same venue on Tuesday 28 August. Senior executives from multinational firms with R&D centres in China and from Chinese firms investing in R&D abroad, as well as policy makers from Chinese and OECD government agencies will discuss China's role in the future globalisation of R&D and how foreign R&D can help China improve its innovation system.

More information on the conferences, including the agendas, is available here.

To register for the news conference and/or the conferences, journalists are invited to contact the OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 97 00).


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