In 2006, the Chinese government pledged to foster future innovation in China by promoting science and technology development in key fields and enhancing innovation capacity. In the National Medium- and Long-Term Plan for Science and Technology Development (2006-2020) published by the State Council, China pledged that by 2020 research and development ("R&D") investment will exceed 2.5% of China's total GDP, and that progress of science and technology will contribute at least 60 percent to the country's development.… Continue Reading