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Text of report by the website of heavyweight Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta on 29 October
[Article by Anastasiya Bashkatova: "Russia Pins Hopes on Stalinist Innovation Baggage"]
China has chosen fundamentally different modernization directions.
The Russian plan for modernization differs fundamentally from the Chinese one. Instead of amorphous modernization plans, Beijing is promising to become one of the five most competitive economies by 2020 and to pass the European Union in terms of technological development, conceding primacy only to the US. Yesterday the Chinese press published excerpts from the "Blue Book" on the country's
The Chinese are counting on new, high technology manufacturing.
competitiveness, in which are named seven directions of innovation affording an opportunity for a technological breakthrough. As opposed to the five modernization directions proposed by President Dmitriy Medvedev, Beijing is concentrating its efforts not on past achievements but on fundamentally new development paths. Thus, the …