No. 1 Document first time on Agricultural S&T Innovation

According to this year’s No 1 document issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council on Wednesday, China will boost development of agricultural technology to ensure the quality and safety of agricultural products.

This So-called No 1 document is released by the central authorities at the beginning of each year to address government priorities. This is the ninth consecutive year that the first document has been themed on rural issues, but the first time focusing on agricultural science and technology development.

It is a fact that China has strong demand for top-quality seed varieties, such as anti-drought and pest-resistant seeds, and advanced cultivation methods in the next few years to improve unit yield and the quality and safety of agricultural products. Therefore, it is not surprising that emphasis has been put on developing China’s own seed industry.

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Zhongguancun: Silicon Valley in Beijing?

China’s internet population is the largest in the world. On top of that the country is experiencing rapid economic growth. Those two aspects together with an abundance of highly skilled IT-graduates create opportunities for online entrepreneurship. Especially in the Zhongguancun area in Beijing many examples can be found of successful IT companies and startups. Having a good network, understanding the Chinese culture and the government regulations are crucial to success.

An article by NOST China on the reasons for Zhongguancun’s success and the challenges and opportunities for foreign IT entrepeneurs in China can be downloaded below (Dutch only).

Article: Zhongguancun: Silicon Valley in Peking?