Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

I Don’t Give a PISA How Well Shanghai Students Test.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:54 6 Comments

Tom Friedman has done it again. He has visited China. He has written an article (The Shanghai Secret). He has stirred the hornets nest. An article he wrote after he visited “some of the highest- and lowest-performing schools in China to try to uncover The Secret — how is it that Shanghai’s public secondary schools […]

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Innovation and Incubation in China. Where The System is the Problem

Monday, May 21, 2012 0:20 5 Comments

Will China learn to innovate? It is a question that has been discussed for a while, and was the topic of focus at the ISTA conference in Nanjing last week. An organization that works to facilitate tech transfer developed in universities to the private sector, I was one of four panelists discussing different aspect of […]

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Moving China From Plagarism to Innovation

Monday, August 22, 2011 7:42 2 Comments

From DVDs to Apple stores, China is no stranger to accusations of copying things, and in her recent series on innovation in China Louisa Lim has written a series of articles that do a great job to build a story that China a LOT of potential to achieve greatness. Potential that is being undermined by […]

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Why Coming in Second Isn’t Always a Bad Thing for China.

Monday, August 23, 2010 20:35 3 Comments

Over the years, there have been more than a few articles on China’s interest, or lacking interest, in developing domestic innovation and IP in the commercial sector, and China’s use of soft power, or failing to use its soft power, to promote the best interests of the state. And while these issues are rarely tied […]

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Innovation and Design in China

Monday, September 15, 2008 10:12 No Comments

There are a lot of varying opinions on China’s level of innovation. Many externally to China would be quick to point out that China is a society lacking innovation or will copy anything rather than speak of China’s history of innovation (gun powder, paper, etc). For me, I see both sides. I see where you […]

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China’s Innovative Sea Turtles Are Coming Home to Lay Golden Eggs

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 15:43 No Comments

China is better known as the manufacturing floor of foreign designed goods, than as an originator of all things innovative. It is a stigma that Beijing has been trying to shake for sometime now, and I for one have been a big proponent of the fact that the Chinese are very innovative… it is jsut […]

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