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At the National Science & Technology Innovation
Conference, the Chinese Communist Party President Hu said,
"China aims to be ranked as one of the innovative
countries by 2020."
Commentators say, Hu's talk showed that China's economy,
which in the past heavily relied on the export of processing, has gone dead in the water.
While Western style technological innovation is not
likely to be realized in China under the CCP's political system.
This is because freedom is a must for carrying out
In contrast, the regime requires that people
be like obedient slaves.
While slaves under control can never be innovative,
Hu Jintao's expectation was also reflected by the CCP's
premier Wen Jiabao, who said at a meeting held on July 7,
"If the 'made-in-China' products can be prefixed with
'designed in China',
the shape of the Chinese economy and industry
will change fundamentally."
However in reality, mainland China's economy is
undergoing hard times.
The export of material and export of processing industry
have lost their competitive edge already.
Critic Jason Ma points out that China lacks a democratic
justice system and a political setting that are necessary to realizing innovation.
So economic restructuring will not
happen in China, he says.
Jason Ma: "Why has China been unable to restructure
its economy over the past years?
It was mainly caused by the domestic social environment.
For example, the ignorance of intellectual property rights.
In China, the enterprises that truly conduct R & D suffer
a lot, and replicas of your product will quickly be produced.
Where society is headed is decided by officialdom, so
China's innovation is actually suppressed by its politics."
He Anquan, scholar for China studies, says that
over decades, the CCP's one-party establishment and
educational system have prevented social units from using talent.
He thinks there is no way for China to truly realize the goal,
'of being ranked as one of the innovative nations', this is just propaganda.
He Anquan: "Since the 1960s during the Mao Zedong era,
all the education we received was a spiritually
oppressive education. It was an answer-standard education.
This actually turns a person into a machine screw.
It is the same case with today's education in China.
Students are required to memorize standard answers,
and their creative potential is stifled."
Many university professors in China have reportedly
given up unprofitable scientific research,
but are turning to projects that can attract funds immediately
or in the short term.
Some overseas student elites were found to have been
prevented from using their talents after they returned to China.
A returned overseas Ph.D graduate Tu Xuxin,
jumped from a building in September 2009.
Tu felt regret at returning to China in his suicide note, saying,
"The reality of domestic academic circles: cruelty, no trust,
and heartlessness, but this has been ignored."
He Anquan: "Because this country is filled with power.
A researcher has to fawn on his superior, to establish
underlying connections, instead of doing research.
In this case, it's impossible to make breakthroughs
in his researches.
The environment (in China) has become a society of
playing a power game and of cronyism."
He Anquan adds that the CCP requires slavish obedience
from the people,
but also wants them to have strong thinking and
capability for innovation, which is impossible.
Jason Ma also remarks that slaves can never be innovative,
this is because their thoughts are under control.
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