The following document is the newest (December 2021) amended version of the PRC “Law on the Progress of Science and Technology.” The law regulates how Chinese technology-related industrial policies operate and how state guidance funds for S&T are run, stipulates punishments for those who embezzle S&T funds, and so on. This latest version also puts Xi Jinping’s stamp on the law by including a number of political formulations associated with his rule.
The Chinese source text is available online at: http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/c30834/202112/1f4abe22e8ba49198acdf239889f822c.shtml
An archived version of the Chinese source text is available online at: https://perma.cc/KCL3-YZL6.
Law of the People’s Republic of China on Progress of Science and Technology
(Adopted at the 2nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress on July 2, 1993; revised for the first time at the 31st Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on December 29, 2007;1 revised for the second time at the 32nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on December 24, 2021)
Chapter I General Provisions
Chapter II Basic Research
Chapter III Applied Research and Conversion of Achievements into Practical Applications (成果转化)
Chapter IV Scientific and Technological Innovation by Enterprises
Chapter V Scientific and Technological Research and Development Institutions
Chapter VI Science and Technology Personnel
Chapter VII Regional Scientific and Technological Innovation
Chapter VIII International Scientific and Technological Cooperation
Chapter IX Assurance Measures
Chapter X Supervision and Administration
Chapter XI Legal LiabilityChapter XII Supplementary Provisions
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- Translator’s note: The 2021 amended version of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Progress of Science and Technology differs substantially from the previous amended version of 2007. For an English translation of the 2007 version, see: https://perma.cc/72DS-9ERQ.