China’s experience with biotechnology has been very different from other countries. Critically, the state has determined the objectives and led the process. This briefing asks if this Chinese ‘developmental state’ model suggest that more pro-poor biotechnology futures are possible.
Democratising Biotechnology: Genetically ModifiedCrops in Developing Countries Briefing Series. Briefing 11. Brighton, UK:Institute of Development Studies. ISBN 1 85864 487 9, 2 pp.
A biotech developmental state? The Chinese experience.