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Standards and Innovation Policy in the Global Knowledge Economy: Core Issues for China and the United States

Bejing, China (2009)

On October 14, 2009, The National Bureau of Asian Research and The East-West Center hosted an invitation-only workshop in Beijing, China, entitled "Standards and Innovation Policy in the Global Knowledge Economy: Core Issues for China and the United States," with workshop support from the National Electronics Manufacturers Association. The conference convened over fifty top academic, business, and government leaders from China, the United States, and the European Union for a robust dialogue about the current challenges facing the existing international standardization system in a technically complex and globalized economy.


Event Agenda

Event Attendees


Baisheng An
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

Jun Cao
Xidian Jietong Wireless Network Communications

Duncan Clark
BDA China Limited

Ted Dean
BDA China Limited

Dieter Ernst
The East-West Center

Becky Fraser
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Wen Gao
Peking University

Xudong Gao
Tsinghua University

Claudia Tapia Garcia
Research in Motion

D. Linda Garcia
Georgetown University

Tiejun Huang
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fusheng Ji
Tsinghua University

Konstantinos Karachalios
International/Intergovernmental Organizations & Institutions European Patent Office

Xielin Liu
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Amy Marasco
Microsoft Corporation

Rongping Mu
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chuck Powers
Motorola, Inc.

Cliff Reader
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Anne Stevenson-Yang
Wedge MKI

Ping Wang
China National Institute of Standardization

Yiyi Wang
China National Institute of Standardization

Lincun Yang
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China

Lan Xue
Tsinghua University

Topics addressed include:

  • Standards and innovation policy in the global knowledge economy
  • China's approach to standards-related IPR development
  • Current challenges for IPR, "open" standards, and new players
  • Achievements and shortcomings of China's indigenous innovation strategy

Conference participants discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the existing international standardization system, and focused on the challenges that need to be overcome in order to maintain an open, equitable, non-discriminatory standardization system.

More Information on NBR's Related Research

Since the mid-1990s, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has been at the forefront of analyzing and researching China’s IPR regime and industrial policies, including technology standards, innovation policies, and intellectual property protection. Building on its comprehensive network of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, NBR engages experts from the United States, China, and other countries to analyze these important issues and inform decisionmakers on the policy implications through high-level briefings, conferences, reports, workshops, and working papers.

Learn more about China's Strategies on Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Standards, and Innovation.

Access Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China’s Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy (October 2008). This report is also available in Chinese.

Review audio from China's Evolving Intellectual Property Landscape, a Gorton Center Discussion Series event featuring Dr. Richard P. Suttmeier and former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (left to right).

For more information, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Assistant Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA)