Beijing has competitive edge in science, technology

08:29, June 23, 2011      

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The latest data released by the Chinese Academy of Social Science shows Beijing is the most competitive Chinese city in terms of science and technology.

Beijing has half of the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Social Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering and 360,000 scientists and engineers. It is also home to 86 key laboratories at the state level and 32 national engineering laboratories. Its 72 projects won China's top prizes for natural sciences and technological advancement in 2010, making it the biggest winner among the Chinese cities.

The technology market contributed 9 percent to the capital's GDP in 2010, 4.3 percent higher than 2005, Zhu Shilong, vice director of Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, said.
In 2010, Beijing had spent 75.8 billion yuan on research and development and realized added value amounting to 302 billion yuan in high-tech industry, scientific service and information industry.

The city has already formulated and implemented plans to restructure and revitalize key industries, including electronics, automobile, biomedicine and new energy.

By Zhang Hongyu, People's Daily Online

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