News Clips

May 22, 2018
“The Chinese would be more than happy to give up their trade surplus,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Associated Press. “They care about one thing, and that’s Made in China 2025.” 
May 21, 2018
“With Chinese foreign investment the strategy is largely technology and knowledge extraction,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Financial Times. “They buy up the company and suck out the technology.”
May 21, 2018
“A core part of the Chinese Made in China 2025 plan is acquiring intellectual property from U.S. technology companies, and increasingly they’re trying to do that through venture capital,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Washington Post.
May 16, 2018
The Associated Press noted that, instead of blocking the FCC’s rule repeal, ITIF suggested that policymakers work toward “bipartisan compromise legislation that will stand the test of time.”
May 16, 2018
“It seems likely that the current trade dispute, and the ZTE sanctions in particular, will spur the Chinese government to double down on its economic autarky model, where they seek self-sufficiency in a wider array of technology-based products,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the New York Times.
May 14, 2018
ITIF President Rob Atkinson told The Hill that President Trump is ceding a small bit of ground to China by helping ZTE, potentially in exchange for things that could benefit America’s own economy. “If you can use this as a lever to get some concessions from the Chinese, why in god's name wouldn’t you do that,” Atkinson said. “We don’t have a lot of levers to do that anymore.”
May 14, 2018
“I see President Trump signaling to President Xi and the other negotiators that he’s… willing to give this company life support, but he’s going to want things he’s been negotiating for,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told NBC News.
May 10, 2018
The Atlantic highlights an ITIF report, which demonstrates why fears of a robopocalypse are so misplaced.
May 6, 2018
"China could come up with a bogus antitrust concern and go after U.S. firms. They can do whatever they want. There's no barrier to stop them," ITIF President Rob Atkinson told The Hill.
May 5, 2018
“I think she has this vision of what the law should be, and it seems to me that when this radically affects major companies that are headquartered in the U.S., you might want to have more of a dialogue with the U.S. regulators and the U.S. government about it,” ITIF’s Joe Kennedy said to the New York Times.