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A project for the 21st century in China: Kwanghua Science Park

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This paper presents the project for the Kwanghua Science Park to be constructed in Shanghai, a leading Chinese commercial and trade centre. The plan is to locate the science park in Songjiang County, which has an established and functioning infrastructure including telecommunications and 28 technical institutes, and has attracted about 150 foreign companies. The project does not have the traditional Chinese disadvantages of inseparable political and economic managements. The investors will be mainly non-governmental enterprises led by the Shanghai Giant Group. The Kwanghua Academy of Sciences, established in Beijing, functions as a planning centre for the science park project. It is a nongovernmental academic institution, promoting the collaboration between China's academic and industrial sectors. The construction of Kwanghua Science Park draws upon the Hsinchu practical experience and the Cabral-Dahab Paradigm for policy guidelines.

Keywords: science parks, science-based industry, research and development management, China, evaluation, university-industry relations, developing countries, paradigm, Hsinchu

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