Beijing strives to be 'agricultural Silicon Valley'

18:27, May 20, 2010      

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Beijing will rapidly develop bio-breeding technology in agriculture and work to build up itself as the "agricultural Silicon Valley" and seed-planting capital in the next few years, said Yang Weiguang, deputy director of Beijing's science committee.

Yang said Beijing has currently reserved over 390,000 national-class germplasm resources, ranking second in the world. The city science committee will build up a bio-breeding technology innovation platform, a seed-planting and agricultural biotechnology union as well as a biosciences business incubator to develop the strategic emerging bio-breeding industry.

By People's Daily Online


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