(1) The form of a foreign-invested R & D center can be a Chinese-foreign joint venture, cooperation, or foreign-funded enterprise established by a foreign investor (including an investment company established by a foreign investment), or an independent department or branch company located within a foreign-invested enterprise
(2) The R & D center is an institution engaged in research and development and experimental development of natural sciences and related scientific and technological fields (including intermediate trials serving R & D activities). The research and development content can be basic research, product application research, high-tech research, and society. Public welfare research and R & D subjects do not include prohibited items in the Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries, nor may they engage in other technology trade and production activities other than the pilot test. R & D centers can transfer their own R & D results.