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 ... 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). ... the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recommended adopt tion of new automobile power trains that are more fuel-efficient and use diverseanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Global Technology Revolution China, In-Depth Analyses|
|Author||:||Richard Silberglitt, Anny Wong|
|Publisher||:||Rand Corporation - 2009-02-13|