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High-speed rail in China
Yatang Lin, Yu Qin and Zhuan Xie
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP484:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016

JEL Classification: O25; O33; O38

Tags: innovation; foreign technology transfer; knowledge spillover; china

Encouraging innovation is a perennial policy goal – and one common approach is to promote the adoption of foreign technology. Yatang Lin and colleagues examine the impact of China’s technology transfer policy, which has not only built a huge national high-speed railway system but has also made the country a global leader in the industry.

This article summarises ‘International Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from the High-Speed Rail Sector in China’ by Yatang Lin, Yu Qin and Zhuan Xie, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1393, December 2015.