News Clips

March 24, 2018
“China has not been playing by the rules,” ITIF’s Stephen Ezell told the Associated Press.
March 24, 2018
"Large amounts of data, including personal information, are increasingly a vital input for some of the economy's most important innovations, including online platforms, medical diagnoses, digital assistants, language translation, urban planning, and public safety," ITIF’s Joe Kennedy told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
March 23, 2018
“I don’t think the politics allow for anything bold,” ITIF’s David Hart told Wired. “But if the baseline is cutbacks, we avoided that and even took a step forward.”
March 23, 2018
As Roll Call notes, ITIF President Rob Atkinson welcomed the Trump administration’s decision to shed what he called the U.S. “rosy view that it was only a matter of time before China would open its markets and follow international trade rules.” 
March 22, 2018
“If they put the tariff on things that you can’t see, then consumers may say, ‘They’re not putting a tariff on my Ford Escort, or my Maytag refrigerator,’ but they are,” said ITIF President Robert Atkinson told the Associated Press.
March 21, 2018
"If we’re going to hold these content platforms responsible for sex trafficking, why aren’t we holding them more responsible for intellectual property theft?" ITIF’s Daniel Castro told Bloomberg. Castro said making social media platforms liable for users’ misdeeds is like putting the "mayor in jail because there’s crime in the city."
March 21, 2018
“With an iPhone, where China is just the final assembler, most of the value (contributed by China) is just the labour rather than the components themselves,” ITIF’s John Wu told Reuters.
March 21, 2018
"It's really, really good that we have an administration who is finally getting tough with China on their egregious innovation, mercantilist policies like forced tech transfers," ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Los Angeles Times.
March 20, 2018
“This is the price of doing business in China,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Washington Post.
March 19, 2018
Bloomberg cites an ITIF report showing that tariffs on imports of information and communications technology products from China would reduce U.S. investment in innovation and lower productivity growth; tariffs of 10 percent would reduce U.S, output by $163 billion over the next decade, while a 25 percent penalty would curb output by $332 billion over the same period.

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