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Qxd 2/4/09 13:20 Page 30 francesca bray and joint-venture companies – over 216,000 in 1997 (Volti 2002: 11) – have been established to develop expertise. Technology transfer has not always proceeded smoothly, especially where the hand of the state has weighed heavily, but in the last few years greater freedom for joint ventures, more openness to foreign participation, closer links to Hong Kong, Taiwan and diaspora Chinese as effective conduits of expertise and inputs, as well as new approaches to developing internal and international collaborations between state, universities and corporations seem to have paid rich dividends.
In the Novum organum of 1620, Francis Bacon noted that “Printing, gunpowder and the compass have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world . . 129). Karl Marx, in his Economic Notebooks of 1861–3, put it slightly differently: they were “the three great inventions which ushered in bourgeois society. Gunpowder blew up the knightly class, the compass discovered the world market and founded the colonies, and the printing press was the instrument of Protestantism and the regeneration of science” (Marx 1861).