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China's R&D spending continues to grow year on year. Since 2009, the country has been the second in the world in R&D spending, behind only the United States. How to make the most of Shanghai's favorable R&D policy environment is critical know-how for American companies operating in China.

The workshop will focus be on general R&D trends, regulations, and incentives in Shanghai. The session will begin with a broad rundown of Shanghai R&D policies in Chinese by Sun Zhongfeng, Chief of the Strategic Planning Division at the Shanghai S&T Commission. Following this, Deloitte Innovation Department and Greenhouse Partner Steven Feng will give a presentation on trends in Shanghai's R&D ecosystem. Finally, Steven will join Dow R&D Director for Asia Pacific Dr. David H. Guo on a panel to discuss their China R&D labs.

This event is an AmCham Shanghai Government Policy Support (GPS) workshop. The GPS series brings together different voices to deep-dive into Chinese government policy and its effects on American companies in China. In 2019 the program is focused across three tracks: U.S.-China Relations; Supply Chains; and R&D and Innovation. For more information about the GPS program, please contact Daniel Rechtschaffen at This program is off record, and seating is limited.


9 AM

10 mins

Registration & Networking

9:10 AM

45 mins

Shanghai R&D Policy Rundown

10 AM

40 mins

Shanghai's R&D Ecosystem

10:45 AM

11:30 AM

R&D in China: View from Company Perspective


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    Zhongfeng Sun

    Chief of Strategic Planning Division at Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission

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  • David H. Guo (R&D Director, Asia Pacific of Dow)

    David H. Guo

    R&D Director, Asia Pacific of Dow

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  • Steven Feng (Innovation Department and Greenhouse Partner at Deloitte)

    Steven Feng

    Innovation Department and Greenhouse Partner at Deloitte

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Member Price RMB 250
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Door Price RMB 400
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Standard Price RMB 700
Door Price RMB 800