China's Tianjin Binhai New Area and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area commissioned a technology-foresight study to help them plan for economic growth. The authors recommend seven emerging technology applications (TAs)--solar energy, mobile communications, rapid bioassays, new water-purification systems, molecular-scale drugs, electric and hybrid vehicles, and green manufacturing--and describe drivers, barriers, and plans for each.For example, Toyotaa#39;s Prius sells in China for about RMB 288, 000aa very high price9 that derives in part from the 10a28-percent ... The plug-in hybrid vehicle that the Chinese company BYD planned to launch in China in 2008 will cost about RMB 150, 000 (Shirouzu, 2008). Unless strong subsidies are provided to Chinese consumers, this high cost will be a barrier to the widespread use of electric andanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Global Technology Revolution China, In-Depth Analyses|
|Author||:||Richard Silberglitt, Anny Wong|
|Publisher||:||Rand Corporation - 2009-02-13|