ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Oct 2018
October 26th, 2018 - The Chinese government published a set of conditions for eligibility for government support that discriminated against foreign individuals.
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PRC Ministry of Science and Technology (via Zhengzhou Foreign Investment Service Center), October 26th, 2018. (国科发资〔2018〕222号《科技部关于发布国家重点研发计划“宽带通信和新型网络”等重点专项2018年度项目申报指南的通知》)
In October 2018, the PRC Ministry of Science and Technology released Guoke Fazi 2018/222 (hereafter, 'Announcement'), which contained stipulation for eligibility to be targeted for government support under a 2014 scheme (see related act).
This 2014 scheme promises various support measures for research projects classified under schemes such as this Announcement, including financial grants and other business services.
The Announcement pertains to projects/firms working to improve broadband networking technologies in China.
There are three types of project eligibility criteria, each with a corresponding total budget, as follows:
Budgets are stated as being for 2018. Based on the figures above, the total budget would be USD 255m (CNY 1.77bn).
The announcement stated that project leaders must be Chinese nationals, and firms conducting projects must be Chinese