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China, Technology & the Environment: per-unit energy consumption falls 3.35% in the first half of 2009

China’s energy consumption to produce a unit of gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 3.35 percent year on year in the first half of 2009, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement recently. The decrease compared with 2.88 percent in the first half of last year […]

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Information Technology in China: software industry maintained rapid growth in 2008

In spite of the impact of the international financial crisis, China’s software industry has maintained a growth rate of over 20 percent since the second half of 2008, making it one of the fastest growing industries […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: aiming for 10 million units in vehicle production, sales in 2009

China aims for 10 million units in both vehicle production and sales this year, according to an online government document concerning detailed automobile support package. China’s automobile industry is to yield an average 10 percent growth for its production and sales in the next three years, said the document, released on recently […]

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China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Self-innovation key for China’s industrial modernization

China should focus on self-innovation rather than over-reliance on technology imports to achieve the industrial modernization, according to a blue paper issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) recently. The report was made upon CASS’s survey on the country’s 15 key industries. The result showed inadequate investment in self-innovation in China, which has held back the country from faster industrialization […]