Excerpt from the Outlines of National Medium- & Long-term Scientific and Technological
Development Plan of PRC (2006-2020)
8. The expansion of international and regional scientific and technological cooperation and
Strengthening national capacity for independent innovation, we must make full use of favorable conditions
of opening up, and expanding various forms of international and regional scientific and technological
cooperation and exchanges.
Encouraging research institutions, universities and colleges to set up joint laboratories or research and
development centers with overseas research and development institutions . Supporting the implementation
of international cooperation projects under the framework of bilateral and multilateral sci-tech cooperation
agreements. Establishing a sci-tech cooperation mechanism between Mainland and Hong Kong, Macao
and Taiwan, and strengthening communication and exchanges.
Backing the Chinese enterprises to "go out." Expanding the export of high- and new-technologies
and their products, encouraging and supporting enterprises to set up overseas research and development
institutions or industrialization bases.
Participating in international mega-science, mega-engineering and international academic organizations
proactively. Supporting Chinese scientists and research institutions to participate in or lead the organization
of international and regional mega-scientific and mega-engineering programs. Setting up training systems,
to improve the capacity of Chinese scientists in participate in international academic exchanges, and
supporting Chinese scientists to assume leadership roles in important international academic organizations.
Encouraging transnational corporations to set up research and development institutions in China. Providing
preferential conditions, to facilitate the establishment of important international academic organizations or
their offices in China.