China’s position in the global semiconductor value chain

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In this third article about China’s role in the global semiconductor industry I analyse the current state of affairs of the Chinese semiconductor industry in different segments. In the previous articles, I looked at the possible effects of a US-China decoupling in the semiconductor industry and the impact of the Big Fund and Chinese investments in semiconductor R&D. Both articles are available in Chinese …

TCT Asia 2018: Dutch 3D-printing industry in China

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The fourth edition of annual 3D-printing exhibition in Shanghai, TCT Asia 2018, had ended successfully at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). During this three-day event, the newest innovations in the area of 3D-printing technologies, solutions, products and services are exhibited. The presence of the Netherland is clearly noticeable through the five innovative Dutch companies and the visit of …

New tax policies for Hi-tech SMEs

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The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation have promulgated new tax policies in May 2nd 2017. The policies are valid in 2017, 2018, and 2019. There are two policies relevant for Hi-tech companies. The first is a deduction of R&D expenses in China. Originally companies could deduct 50% of their R&D expenses from taxable income, and count them …

Beijing Aviation Expo

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] About the Expo With a yearly passenger traffic growth of 15%, analysts expect that the Chinese Aviation market will eclipse the US’ by 2024.¹ Next to that, the Chinese government has an ambitious strategy to break the worldwide hegemony of Boeing and Airbus, with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). It is in this context …

Signing MoU Tsinghua University and SRON

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About A delegation of the Dutch embassy, including Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Paul Menkveld, witnessed the signing of an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between vice president Prof. Qikun Xue of Tsinghua University and SRON (Netherlands Institute for Space Research) managing director Dr. Remco den Besten. The signing was also witnessed by a delegation from NWO, led by member of the executive board Professor Wim …

2nd SAMA International Forum & 3rd 3D Printing Industry Conference

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Background From 20-22 October 2017, the 2nd SAMA International Forum & the 3rd 3D Printing Industry Conference will take place in Shanghai. This international event will be organised by the Shanghai Additive Manufacturing Association (SAMA), in collaboration with the Holland Innovation Network at the Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Shanghai. SAMA is the first government-backed network in the Chinese Additive …

The Netherlands for the first time at CES Asia

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CES Asia 2017 CES  (Consumer Electronics Show) is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2015 the CES is gaining a foothold in China and this year the CES Asia took place in Shanghai for the third time from June 7 until June 9 2017. During this three-day event, innovations …

CSITF seminar: Advanced Materials Functionality and High Precision Engineering

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Introduction On the first day of the CSITF on the 20th of April, the Seminar on Advanced Materials Functionality and High Precision Engineering took place  . The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Shanghai Additive Manufacturing Association jointly organized this Sino-Dutch seminar. Shepinid was the co-organiser of this event. The Netherlands has a strong knowledge base in Advanced Materials, …

Opportunities in China’s Space Program

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Opportunities in China’s Space Program Scientific publications and patents reveal China still lacks knowledge in the area of interplanetary flight, and in tracking and telemetry (TT&C) of spaceflight. In a lesser extent it also lacks expertise in hazard monitoring and power generation in space. It needs this knowledge to reach the ambitious goals set in the five years plan of …

Diversification in the Chinese innovation landscape and supercomputers as enablers

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Summary Chinese scientific excellence is developing quickly. Simultaneously, there is a rapid increase in supercomputing capacity. Combined, these may be indicative for the expanding diversification in the innovation landscape in China. Full message China is traditionally seen as a country with one dominant, central, top-down administration. As a capital, Beijing has been at China’s heart of governance, finance, science, education, …