2011 Awards for Excellence

Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China

ISSN: 1758-552X

Article publication date: 24 February 2012

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(2012), "2011 Awards for Excellence", Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, Vol. 3 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/jstpc.2012.43803aaa.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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2011 Awards for Excellence

Article Type: 2011 Awards for Excellence From: Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, Volume 3, Issue 1

The following article was selected for this year’s Outstanding Paper Award for Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China

“From Cold War science diplomacy to partnering in a networked world: 30 years of Sino-US relations in science and technology”

Richard P. SuttmeierUniversity of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Purpose -- The purpose of this paper is to review the history, current activities, and prospects of Sino-US cooperation in science and technology (S&T). It seeks to understand the role of S&T in Sino-US relations, how the relationship has affected Chinese scientific development and, more generally, to better understand the ways S&T affect – and are affected by – the foreign policies of nation states.

Design/methodology/approach -- Employing an institutional perspective, the paper is based on interviews in China and the USA and reviews of government documents and press reports.

Findings -- Owing to the impacts of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese S&T, the relationship is highly asymmetrical when it began in the late 1970s. As Chinese capabilities have improved, aided measurably by the relationship with the USA, the two sides are now in a position to cooperate more fully across a wide range of areas of interest to both sides. Channels for cooperation have been developed through the two governments, through Chinese and US corporations and through academic institutions in the two countries. Together, these allow for collaborative activities in basic science, commercial research and development, and in S&T in support of public goods.

Originality/value -- The Sino-US relationship in S&T has become more important to the two countries as they face an array of daunting challenges of energy, public health, basic research, and new industrial technologies. Yet, the relationship has not been extensively studied in spite of its growing importance. This paper attempts to help overcome this neglect. A better understanding of the relationship will contribute to improved understandings of Sino-US relations more generally, and to the ways in which S&T fit into the foreign relations of major powers.

Keywords: China, International cooperation, International relations, United States of America

www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17585521011032522

This article originally appeared in Volume 1 Number 1, 2010, pp. 18-28, Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China

The following articles were selected for this year’s Highly Commended Award

“Shanzhai manufacturing – an alternative innovation phenomenon in China: its value chain and implications for Chinese science and technology policies”

Sheng Zhu and Yongjiang Shi

This article originally appeared in Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China

“Technological innovation and culture: research needed for China and other countries”

Don E. Kash

This article originally appeared in Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China

“China’s technological capability and Northeast Asian integration in electronics industry, 1974-2000”

Ning Li

This article originally appeared in Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China

Outstanding Reviewers

Dr Kaihua ChenChinese Academy of Sciences and Beihang University, People’s Republic of China

Dr Wei HongTsinghua University, People’s Republic of China