The objective of the ATI international country reports is to explore the technology and policy landscape of selected non-European countries. Country performance in advanced technologies is presented based on patent, trade and investment data. This particular report is an update and extension of the China report published in 2020 and zooms into two technology ecosystems notably into Artificial Intelligence/Big Data and Advanced Manufacturing/Robotics. The reason why these fields have been selected is that they represent technologies where China has been developing particularly fast recently and important lessons can be drawn for the EU. The analysis relies on the data collected within the ATI project complemented with expert opinion.
The report is structured as the following:
- The first section outlines the overall performance of China in terms of technology generation (patent applications), trade and venture capital data.
- The second section dives into the Chinese ecosystem in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
- The third section presents the Chinese Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics ecosystem.
- The last section analyses the impact of and economic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.