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January 23, 2023
Wake Up, America: China Is Overtaking the United States in Innovation Capacity
Based on key indicators of innovation and advanced-industry performance, China has surpassed the United States in total innovation output and is getting close on a proportional basis. To regain its leadership, the United States must respond more strategically and forcefully.
January 16, 2023
When Facts About China Change, Elites Should Change Their Views Too
China’s aspiration to become the new global hegemon calls into question the “Washington Consensus” that free markets and unfettered globalization maximize U.S. and global welfare. But for true believers, that is unacceptable. So, the idea China is a threat must be destroyed intellectually.
December 15, 2022
Podcast: Will a Western “NATO for Tech” Work? (Atkinson Guest Appearance on ‘What China Wants’)
ITIF’s Rob Atkinson appears on the podcast What China Wants by Sam Olsen to talk through the realities of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s proposal to create a “NATO for Tech” to counter Chinese influence.
November 8, 2022
How to Win the U.S.-China Economic War
The first step is calling the economic war with China what it is. Then Washington needs to commit to preventing Beijing from achieving global leadership in most advanced industries—and ensuring a significantly greater rate of Chinese economic dependence on the United States (and close allies) than vice versa.
October 24, 2022
Fact of the Week: China Jumps to 11th Overall in the 2022 Global Innovation Index
China ranked 11th overall in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 2022 Global Innovation Index, up 23 spots from ten years ago.
October 20, 2022
Did China “Destroy” Globalization?
China did not cause income inequality. And it is only partially responsible for low productivity and wage growth. But if it had lived up to its WTO obligations, the world’s faith in globalization would have suffered much less than it has.
August 15, 2022
Fact of the Week: China Now Leads the World in the Number of Top-Cited Scientific Research Papers Produced
A recent report by Japan’s National Institute of Standards and Technology found that China accounted for 4,744 of the approximately 17,440 scientific research papers that made up the top 1 percent in terms of citations. This accounted for 27.2 percent of that group.
August 4, 2022
China Gallingly Seeks Greater Influence in Foreign Cultural Markets While Continuing to Severely Restrict Access to Its Own
U.S. policymakers must insist that China comply with its WTO commitments in cultural and entertainment industries and, more broadly, adopt an approach that Chinese enterprises are permitted no more access to U.S. cultural and entertainment markets than U.S. companies receive in China.
June 16, 2022
India vs China: The Advanced Industry Production Race
While China surged ahead in 1995 in terms of advanced industry production, the current odds are stacked in India’s favour. If correct actions are taken, we can easily surpass China.
June 13, 2022
Fact of the Week: Foreign-Produced Content of Chinese Exports Fell From 21.9 Percent in 2008 to 17.2 Percent in 2018
The fall in the value-added of foreign inputs as a share of China’s gross exports reflects an increased reliance on domestic production of intermediate goods and services and a shift toward production for domestic consumption.