Technological Environment

The Chinese government has an ambitious plan to make China a world leader in science and technology by 2050. Moreover, in just 15 years from now, China's leaders wish to see the country transformed into an innovation-oriented society. According to the Chinese science and technology officials, Chinese companies are to become less reliant on foreign technology and Chinese scientists are to pursue "indigenous innovation." However, researchers in China face numerous hurdles, including bureaucratic control, policies, and an education system based on rote learning. How realistic are the government's goals.