Lost in Translation? Accountability and Governance of Clinical Stem Cell Research in China

Zhang, Joy Yueyue (2017) Lost in Translation? Accountability and Governance of Clinical Stem Cell Research in China. Regenerative Medicine, 12 (6). ISSN 1746-0751. E-ISSN 1746-076X. (doi:10.2217/rme-2017-0035)

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Abstract

Despite China’s regulatory initiatives to promote its research accountability, it still needs to prove itself as a trusted player in life science research. In addition, in contrast to its huge investment, China is losing the race in delivering quality application of stem cells. The trial implementation of the 2015 ministerial regulations seemed to offer hope in ending this dual ‘lost-in-translation’. Yet skepticism remains. By examining China’s regulatory trajectory in the last 15 years, this paper illustrates that it is a post-hoc pragmatic policy rationale and a soft centralisation regulatory approach that have hampered China’s governance. To improve China’s governance of accountability, policy-makers need to get beyond an ‘act-in-response’ regulatory ethos and engage with diverse stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.2217/rme-2017-0035
Projects: Projects 26011 not found.
Uncontrolled keywords: China, stem cell, governance, pragmatism, centralisation, accountability, enforcement, policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Joy Zhang
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 11:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62238 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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