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Public Views on Biotechnology Applications in China

December 11 2006

Venue: Seminar Rm 1.06, Old Surgeons' Hall, High School Yards

Organised by: Innogen

When we talk about the controversy that is extending worldwide on biotechnology, in a strict sense the facts are limited mainly to European countries. Although the flames of controversy have extended to some extent across the Atlantic, very little conflict has taken place in Asia. If public attitudes or acceptation is a hurdle to the development of technology and commercialization, national and international public opinion must be taken into account.

Our two surveys, which were conducted in 2003 and in 2006 in Zhejiang Province of China and used Eurobarometer questionnaires, try to profile the attitudes of the Chinese public in general to biotechnology.,1350,en.t4.html