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September 5, 2017

When China implemented an investment tax credit, businesses increased investment by 8.8 percent and productivity by 3.7 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

August 2, 2017
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May 19, 2017

State-owned Chinese firms receive up to four times more R&D subsidies but are less innovative than private Chinese firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files

May 12, 2017

WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the top-ranked U.S. science- and tech-policy think tank, today released the following statement from Robert D. Atkinson, ITIF’s president, on the Trump administration’s U.S.-China trade announcement.

May 11, 2017

ITIF submitted comments to the Chinese State Internet Information Office on a draft circular that covered requirements for the handling of personal and other important data.

April 26, 2017

China is flouting global rules and norms governing trade and economic policy—threatening the U.S. economy and its advanced-technology industries, as well as the entire global economy—and it’s time for a new response, testified ITIF before a U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee.

April 7, 2017

This week’s meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi provides the American president an opportunity to reset a U.S.-China trade and economic relationship that has become severely unbalanced, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.

April 5, 2017

Of all the issues that will be on the table when President Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, none is more important for the U.S. and global economies than China’s mercantilist campaign to dominate advanced industries by flouting the rules of the international trading system, writes Rob Atkinson in the Washington Post.

March 16, 2017

China’s systematic mercantilism is a threat to the U.S. economy and the very soul of the global trading system. America cannot respond with either flaccid appeasement or economic nationalism; it must assemble an international coalition that pressures China to stop rigging markets and start competing on fair terms.

March 16, 2017

Please join ITIF as it releases a new report laying out a strategic trade and economic policy narrative for the Trump administration to pursue with China.

January 26, 2017

To evaluate the impact of increasing Chinese investments in the United States, U.S. policymakers must first understand that China is playing hardball to ensure its firms gain global market share at the expense of their competitors.

November 29, 2016

China’s continued favoritism for its state-owned enterprises even when the data show that its privately-owned businesses are more innovative and more productive goes against its promises to embrace market-based economic trade policies when it joined the World Trade Organization, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 22, 2016

Rob Atkinson was one of four experts invited to discuss the digital economy and policy at the 2016 U.S-China Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade on November 22.

November 16, 2016

In a memo in Innovation Files to the newly appointed commerce minister of a developing country, Rob Atkinson outlines an “easy” plan to create a successful tech sector using best-in-breed strategies for enacting innovation mercantilism.

September 23, 2016

Chinese privately owned firms achieved an additional 0.16¥ in output for every yuan they invested in R&D, while state-owned firms created only 0.12¥ more output, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

June 6, 2016

Regardless of whether its currency is undervalued, China still employs mercantilist policies to unfairly bolster its manufacturing sector, writes Adams Nager in The International Economy.

May 19, 2016

Stephen Ezell gave a presentation on May 19, 2016 at a CSIA-SIA Workshop on Semiconductor Global Value Chains in Beijing, China explaining why China benefits most by participating in open global value chains for the production and consumption of semiconductor components and end products.

May 9, 2016

One of the best indications the U.S. has so far that the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation institutes are working is that the Chinese are copying them, said Adams Nager in Innovation Files.

April 28, 2016

ITIF urges U.S. policymakers to take decisive steps to ensure the United States continues to be a world leader in high-performance computing.

March 3, 2016

Women make up 40 percent of the STEM workforce in China versus only 24 percent in the United States, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

February 23, 2016

China’s labor productivity grew by a world-best 12 percent from 2000 to 2011, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

January 4, 2016

After almost 15 years of Chinese membership in the WTO, it is becoming increasingly clear that the vision of China embracing a rules-governed, market-based global trade system has yet to materialize, Stephen Ezell writes in The International Economy.

November 12, 2015

The United States can no longer afford to stand idly by as China pursues an aggressive by-hook-or-by-crook strategy in its attempt to dominate the global technology market, argues Rob Atkinson in Forbes.

October 28, 2015

China's references to its semiconductor trade deficit are a facade for a mercantilist trade policy, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.

September 25, 2015

For years, China has been engaging in a pattern of misbehavior that is integral to its aggressive, mercantilist strategy for becoming an economic superpower, write Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell in The Hill.