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Research Funding
(880 words)

Research funding in the People's Republic of China is embedded in a system of state-sponsored growth and development programs, including so-called "perspective plans" which typically span a period of eight to 15 years. In the wake of the new policy of reform and opening-up, further plans have evolved and passed into law, some of which are modeled after the five-year plans for economic development, while others give special attention to more specific areas.

The First Development Plan for Science and Technology (1956-67) was unveiled in 1956. It contained 582 research …

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Schnell, Welf-Heinrich, “Research Funding”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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