Cong Cao

Cong Cao

Cong Cao is a professor in innovation studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. His research focuses on science, technology, and innovation in China. With support from the US National Science Foundation, European Union’s Framework Program (FP) 7, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Dr Cao has published extensively on human resources in science and technology; research, innovation and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology and biotechnology; and, the reform of science and technology systems.

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Opinion | Under Biden, US-China tech and educational links remain regrettably weak

The people-to-people exchanges between the two countries have been in jeopardy since the Trump administration’s trade and tech wars against China. So far, Biden has shown no sign of easing the situation, which threatens to harm both sides and hamper international cooperation in addressing major challenges.

The people-to-people exchanges between the two countries have been in jeopardy since the Trump administration’s trade and tech wars against China. So far, Biden has shown no sign of easing the situation, which threatens to harm both sides and hamper international cooperation in addressing major challenges.

6 Oct 2021 - 5:35AM
For China, Nobel Prize in science is still a big leap away

For one week every October, a serious bout of anxiety grips China. But it is not purely down to nervousness over which prominent dissident is in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the Dalai Lama in 1989 and Liu Xiaobo in 2010.

For one week every October, a serious bout of anxiety grips China. But it is not purely down to nervousness over which prominent dissident is in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the Dalai Lama in 1989 and Liu Xiaobo in 2010.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
China can't stem brain drain without revamping its research culture

The threat of a "brain drain" has long lingered over China's ambitions to transform its economy from one reliant on low-cost manufacturing to one powered by home-grown innovation. Alert to the danger, Beijing has acted swiftly to counter the departure of its scientific and entrepreneurial talent overseas.

The threat of a "brain drain" has long lingered over China's ambitions to transform its economy from one reliant on low-cost manufacturing to one powered by home-grown innovation. Alert to the danger, Beijing has acted swiftly to counter the departure of its scientific and entrepreneurial talent overseas.

18 Jul 2013 - 4:17AM