Jikun Huang
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Qinfang Wang
Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

This article provides an overview of China’s agricultural biotechnology development policies. Research goals, strategies, priorities, commercialization, and China’s organizational framework for agricultural biotechnology development are presented. Included is a description of the evolution of China’s biosafety regulations as well as China’s research capacity building and public investment—one of the largest public research efforts on agricultural biotechnology in the world.

Key words: Biotechnology, policy, China, agriculture.