Insights · February 8th, 2008

It turns out that China is emerging as the preferred global location for doing research and development.

Here are some key facts as summarized at Angry Bear blog.

  • Sixty-two percent of global companies ranked China first “as the most attractive location for prospective R&D.”
  • Multinationals have set up 1,160 research institutions by the end of 2007.
  • Total revenue of the hi-tech industry (foreign companies) exceeded 706 billion U.S. dollars.
  • Patent applications as of 2006 put China fourth in the world.
  • 40% of those applications came from foreign companies
  • The original article.

    Glen Hiemstra is a futurist speaker, consultant, blogger, internet TV show host and founder of Futurist.com. To arrange for a speech contact Futurist.com.

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