This undated photo shows Songshan Lake Xbot Park is home to numerous emerging enterprises focusing on intelligent manufacturing. Citing preliminary calculations, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Feb 13, 2018 that R&D spending in China rose 11.6 percent year-on-year to 1.75 trillion yuan (about US$280 billion) in 2017. (HUANG LULU / XINHUA)
BEIJING – China's spending on research and development (R&D) grew faster in 2017 as the country continued to push for innovation-driven development.
Chinese enterprises spent more than 1.37 trillion yuan on R&D last year, up 13.1 percent from 2016
Preliminary calculations showed that R&D spending rose 11.6 percent year-on-year to 1.75 trillion yuan (about US$280 billion) in 2017, 1 percentage point higher than the spending in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday.
The spending accounted for 2.12 percent of China's gross domestic product, 0.01 percentage points higher than the previous year.
Chinese enterprises spent more than 1.37 trillion yuan on R&D last year, up 13.1 percent from 2016, while R&D spending at government institutions and colleges increased 7 percent and 5.2 percent respectively.
Some 92 billion yuan, or 5.3 percent of the total spending, was put into fundamental research in 2017, up 11.8 percent from a year earlier, the NBS said.
According to the 13th five-year plan for national science and technology talent development (2016-2020), China will increase its annual per capita spending on R&D to 500,000 yuan by 2020, up from 370,000 yuan in 2014.
China had 5.35 million people working in R&D at the end of 2015, the world's largest pool of R&D personnel.
Tourism revenue rose 11.6 percent to about US$55.61 billion during the four days, according to China National Tourism Administration.19 February 2018
Financial inclusion in China has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, the World Bank and China's central bank said in a report.19 February 2018
Students mobilized across the US on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws.19 February 2018
Engineer Yu Lie has spent more than 30 years working on bridges and if there's one that he is proud of, that would be the HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.19 February 2018
China's courts created a network combining internet with legal services and improving technology for intelligent trials in 2017, said a report.19 February 2018
Alibaba and Tencent are two major players promoting mobile payments in China. Products from the two internet giants maintain dominance in the industry.19 February 2018
Copyright 1995 - 2017. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily. Without written authorization from China Daily, such content shall not be republished or used in any form.