CSR 2019: An Innovation-Driven Economy with Chinese Characteristics

By Kevin Garrahan Introduction Over the past twenty-five years of China’s economic rise and expanding influence, politicians, business leaders, and economists have questioned whether China is capable of innovation. In more recent years, this issue has taken on even greater significance. From the perspective of the US and other advanced economies, China’s progress in high-tech …

CSR 2019: Setting a New Standard: Implications of China’s Emerging Standardization Strategy

By Michael Sutherland Introduction On November 4, 2017, the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress formally adopted the first major revision to China’s Standardization Law, almost thirty years after China’s original Standardization Law was adopted in 1989.[i] Standardization reform has been a major priority for the Chinese government since the 18th National Party …