Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
This article provides an overview of Chinas agricultural biotechnology development policies. Research goals, strategies, priorities, commercialization, and Chinas organizational framework for agricultural biotechnology development are presented. Included is a description of the evolution of Chinas biosafety regulations as well as Chinas research capacity building and public investmentone of the largest public research efforts on agricultural biotechnology in the world.
Key words: Biotechnology, policy, China, agriculture.