Posts Tagged ‘China’

Putting Knowledge into Practice

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Most European-based institutions – not least the European Commission – consider IPRs to be an important aspect (among other issues) in the EU’s ability to compete in the global economy, as EU growth and jobs are hampered when ideas, brands and products are counterfeited and pirated.

Indeed IPRs, including patents, trademarks, design rights and copyrights, can serve as incentives for innovation and can help identify trusted producers. In this context, there is no doubt that the latest Strategy for European Intellectual Property Rights reflects the belief in the IP system as a power-hub for innovation in Europe.

Yet the success of this strategy does not only depend on the EU’s ability to effectively implement this strategy, not least with regard to the registration, protection and enforcement of IPRs in Europe.


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Upcoming: Putting Knowledge into Practice

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Most European-based institutions – not least the European Commission – consider IPRs to be an important aspect (among other issues) in the EU’s ability to compete in the global economy, as EU growth and jobs are hampered when ideas, brands and products are counterfeited and pirated.


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A Tale of Three Cities

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The launch of concurrent efforts to implement standards-based infrastructural re-engineering of massive proportions in three separate political, geographic, and economic settings provides an unparalleled opportunity to compare what works – and what doesn’t – in the modern world.  Those settings are China, Europe and the United States.

Consider the differences:


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Chinese standardization in Smart Grids: a European perspective

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The Smart Grid technology will prove essential in meeting the European Commission’s EU2020 objectives (cutting greenhouse gases and energy consumption by 20%, meeting 20% of the EU’s energy needs through renewable resources) (see here). Similarly, the PRC considers Smart Grids as being instrumental in substantially lowering energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions [1], as shown again in the recently promulgated Chinese Government’s12th Five-Year Plan.


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Indigenous Innovation Discussion

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Dieter Ernst’s December 9th Article “Indigenous Innovation and Globalization – the Challenge for China’s Standardization Strategy” (see: www.talkstandards.com/indigenous-innovation-and-globalization) resulted in an incredibly in-depth and interesting discussion and continues to draw comment.

In an effort to ease the introduction of any interested parties who may have missed the original live discussion we have put the original article and resulting web discussion together in pdf form.

See here: www.talkstandards.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Talkstandards-Indigenous-Innovation-and-Globalization-20110103.pdf

If you do get a chance to take a look a the discussion, please add any comments you may have to the original article.

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Indigenous Innovation and Globalization – the Challenge for China’s Standardization Strategy

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

A downloadable version of this article and discussion can be found here:

www.talkstandards.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Talkstandards-Indigenous-Innovation-and-Globalization-20110103.pdf

Dieter Ernst

China’s 11th Five-Year Plan for Standardization defines standardization as an enabling platform for indigenous innovation. That commitment to use standards as a tool for economic development has virtually no parallel. It reflects a major transition in China’s development model from export-oriented industrialization to an upgrading-through-innovation strategy. It is this development aspect that distinguishes China’s standardization strategy from standardization strategies in the US, the EU and Japan.
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In response to “Indigenous Innovation and Globalization”

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

I would firstly like to express my thanks to Prof. Dieter Ernst for his great work, his objective analysis and fruitful findings. Such kind of analysis is surely great for fostering dialogues and facilitating the cooperation between China and Western world.
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China’s Opportunities Lie in Forming Global – not Domestic – Consortia

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

A variety of constituencies from the West have taken it upon themselves to
 reach out to China to “educate” the Chinese about the existing global
 standards development infrastructure, and to urge them to take part in that 
infrastructure in the same way as do other countries. Clearly, having 
China, with a single national vote, participate in ISO, IEC and ITU would 
be best for the status quo players that have become skillful in
participating in those organizations through decades of effort. It’s 
interesting to ask, however, whether that course of action, without more, 
would truly be best for China and its people.
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China should not make the same mistakes as Japan

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Wikimedia Commons: user grm_wnrOn my way to Munich recently, I bought a copy of the Economist with the headline: Dangers of rising china. So, the geopolitical influence of China seems to be an apt topic for the forum, one which we have covered before.

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On Standardization in China

Monday, August 16th, 2010

In this Talkstandards exclusive article Mr Wang Ping, Deputy Chief Engineer, Deputy Executive Governor of Science and Technology Committee, CNIS (China National Institute of Standardization) outlines the current state of China’s standardization system. In another exclusive article, Mr Wang Ping desribes CNIS’ role in Chinese standardization, found here.

In this note I will address some misconceptions about China’s standards system, especially the notion that it still represents a top-down, Government-centered approach to standardization. Reality is quite different. To understand what is really happening, I will first describe the origins of standardization in China and its legal and institutional set-up.
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