Monthly Archives: October 2012

Taking another identity

In addition to their work as researchers, many of these academic figures have another identity — as legislators. According to the website of the National People’s Congress (CPC), China’s top legislative body, 18 of the 176 members of the NPC Standing Committee are employed by research institutes. Cai Fang, director of the Institute of Population […]

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Think tanks prove valuable

Institutions play an important role in getting data to serve as decision-makers’ reference, Hu Yongqi reports. In the main building of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in downtown Beijing, Xu Jin and his colleagues were preparing to move to a new office. Everything was packed, except for a mountain of questionnaires and documents.  […]

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Consultation brings efficient governing

As the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China draws near, Peng Yining explains how the CPC and other political parties interact ahead of the country’s most important political event. Following a high-pitched beep, a text message popped up on the screen of Chen Gong’s cellphone. It was about safety management of the […]

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Chip plant spurs IT boom

Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, is home to the largest overseas investment project in western China now that Samsung Electronics has kicked off construction on its $7-billion chip plant in the city’s high-tech industries development zone earlier this month. The plant is expected to generate annual sales revenue of 66 billion yuan ($10.49 billion) when […]

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First-class innovation zone rising in the west

Since its establishment in 1991, the Xi’an High-Tech Industries Development Zone in Northwest China’s Shaanxi province has made big strides toward its goal of becoming a world-class zone in the sector.  Official statistics show that the 307 sq km zone is now home to more than 16,800 enterprises that generated 370 billion yuan ($59 billion) […]

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Top tech firms follow Samsung to Xi’an

Opening of $7-billion facility a boon to city’s related industries, Li Fusheng reports. International technology companies are flocking to Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, following South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s decision to open a microchip plant in the city’s high-tech zone, local officials said.  Launched earlier last month, the $7-billion plant is the largest single […]

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