Green Energy Innovation in China

Authored by: Joanna I. Lewis

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138831117
eBook ISBN: 9781315736761
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315736761.ch20

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Abstract

China's green innovation strategy has propelled its clean energy sector to be among the largest in the world. As a latecomer to the clean energy innovation field, cooperation with many of the countries that have expertise in specific clean energy technologies has been a very important way for Chinese firms to enter this sector. These technology transfers to China from overseas firms have led in many cases to fruitful cooperation, and occasionally to tense relationships over intellectual property. This rise has also launched international trade battles with its biggest green technology competitors.

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