Liwei Wang


These phenomena remind us of a common view that China's modernization of science and technology is "burdened by a number of constraints, primarily constraints in traditional culture and in the Marxist-Leninist one-party state." 5 More specifically, in discussing the patent law of the People's Republic of China (PRO), Beaumont claimed that the "two-fold problem in stimulating innovation" is "a residual mistrust of innovation as a result of years of foreign imperialistic colonization," and of "finding ways to encourage and reward innovation which are congruent with Marxist thought."6 This article asserts that China's traditional culture is probably as inimical to patent law as it is to the modernization of science and technology.