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A man takes a picture with a Huawei device in February
A man takes a picture with a Huawei device in February
Li Wenbo

BEIJING — "Innovation" has become a favorite word for Chinese headline writers. From individuals to private firms and even public institutions, everybody and everything aims to be an innovator.

Though the OECD Economic Outlook 2014 predicted that China will probably become the country in the world which invests most in Research and Development (R&D) within five years time, the "Innovative Country" that former President Hu Jintao set as a goal for China in 2006 still seems to be far away.

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