Qian Jiwei

Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

Qian Jiwei is Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. He is also a co-editor of the book series Social Policy and Development Studies in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan). He obtained his BSc in computer science from Fudan University, China and a PhD in Economics from the National University of Singapore. His research on health economics, health policy and social policy has been published in several leading journals. He is also on the editorial board of China: An International Journal and East Asian Policy. His recent co-edited book is Development and Poverty Reduction: A Global Comparative Perspective (Routledge 2019). His current research interests include political economy, development economics and health economics.

A robotic dog powered by Huawei Cloud is seen at a booth during Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China, 23 September 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters)

China's whole-of-nation push for technological innovation

Innovation features prominently in the proposals for China's 14th Five-Year Plan. Apart from building up long-term resources such as education and basic scientific research, much government weight will be thrown behind building self-reliance in core technologies, including in the semiconductor industry, says Erik Baark and Qian Jiwei.