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Emerging Market Analysis: China, City Guidance for Your R&D and Innovation

Published: 26 February 2015

ID: G00269502

Analyst(s): Tina T. Tang, Sandy Shen , Eileen He


Strategic planners at technology and service providers should use the top factors and city ratings in this document to select the optimum city locations in China in which to put R&D investments, including national ICT projects, government support, IP environment, education and talent resources.

Table Of Contents


  • The Environment of R&D Investment in China Improves and Benefits Technology Innovation
    • Policymakers Promote an Innovation-Driven Economy
    • National R&D Programs
    • Science and Technology Industrial Parks
    • IP Protection and IP Strength by Province
    • Government Support
    • Education System
  • Government's ICT Focus on Cloud Computing, the Smart City and the Internet of Things Influences R&D's Topics and Location Selections
  • Global ICT Vendors' R&D Presence in China
  • Top Six Considerations for Investing in R&D in China
  • Top Advantages of Selected Cities
    • Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone
    • Bohai Rim Economic Zone
    • Pearl River Delta Economic Zone
    • Western Region Economic Zone
    • Central Region Economic Zone
    • Northeast Region Economic Zone

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