Where to source Chinese expertise and academic research from within city clusters around China
Feb. 23 – China originally began clustering its national industries under directives from Chairman Mao Zedong in the early 1950s. This occurred during the Cold War era when it was feared that either Soviet or American attacks on cities such as Beijing and Shanghai could wipe out much of the nation’s industry, centered at that time in these cities. Strategic industries were thus spread across the country to protect against attack and invasion.
The legacy of this today has been that different industrial clusters have developed in different areas of China. In order to develop an effective supply chain, source universities with the right set of talents, and recruit the right type of workers, attention needs to be paid to the regional differences around China as concerns available expertise.
In the map below, we breakdown the key industries within 25 featured cities spread across China. Please click on the map to enlarge.
Map: Breakdown of Professional Clusters in China
With regards to education and research specialization, the following universities churn out some of China’s best and brightest in their particular fields.
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Many thanks for sharing this Cluster Map, very usefull!
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