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The Potential for Technology Education in People's Republic of China

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Xinli Wu

The Pennsylvania State University, US
About Xinli

A graduate assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He was formerly a graduate student at Millersville University and a lecturer in Civil Engineering at Northeast University of Technology, China.

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Abstract

With the rapid development of society and economics in the People's Republic of China, the importance of technology education has been gradually recognized by both the government and people of China. China has benefited in many areas, including science and technology, since China opened her nation's gates to the industrialized western countries. China and the United States signed a memorandum of agreement to launch three satellites (Chen, 1990). The U. S. government has recently issued a license for shipment of these three satellites to China. The successful launching of AsiaSat-1, a satellite manufactured by the Hughes Aircraft Company for the Asia Satellite Telecommunication Corporation, marked the beginning of China's entry into the international satellite telecommunication market. Technologies in other areas, such as nuclear energy, superconductors, high-energy accelerators, advanced new computers, and robots to serve mankind, have also represented significant breakthroughs in Chinese science and technology.

How to Cite: Wu, X. (1991). The Potential for Technology Education in People's Republic of China. Journal of Technology Education, 3(1), 1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v3i1.a.6
Published on 12 Sep 1991.
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