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US Should Compete More Vigorously With China, Says ITIF

November 14, 2022

WASHINGTON—Following President Biden’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, Indonesia, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson:

It’s a good thing that President Biden told President Xi the United States plans to “compete vigorously with the PRC,” by investing in sources of strength at home and aligning U.S. efforts with allies and partners around the world. In fact, the United States should go further than that. We should take proactive measures to restrain China’s growing competitive advantage in advanced technologies and industries.

Every nation should be free to compete—but no nation should be allowed to compete unfairly the way China does by systematically flaunting global trade rules to capture market share in strategically important industries. China’s gains are coming at the expense of the United States and its allies. We need to cut off its avenues into the marketplace when it does that.

The United States should not just continue to “compete vigorously with the PRC”—we should compete MORE vigorously.


The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Recognized by its peers in the think tank community as the global center of excellence for science and technology policy, ITIF’s mission is to formulate and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress.

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