David Goldman: Will China overtake the U.S. as the world's leading superpower?

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Re:'the Trump administration is bringing a knife to a gunfight'

Post by neverfail » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:46 am

Goldman's latest.

http://www.atimes.com/article/art-laffe ... urve-ball/

Egged on by misguided advice, the Trump administration is bringing a knife to a gunfight in its competition with China.

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Re: David Goldman: Will China overtake the U.S. as the world's leading superpower?

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:41 am

Yes, really worthwhile reading.

"China is engaged in a second transformation, from a country of industrial workers one generation removed from the farm to an economy led by technology and services."

Please also refer to Goldman's internally-linked essay from the Journal of American Affairs.

"The real Chinese threat . . ."
"The economic benefits of the digital revolution that originated in the United States have shifted to Asia. America's share in the manufacture and distribution of its own inventions is relatively small."

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If China Beats Us to 5G Tech We Better Go and Get Our Pushcart.....

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:53 pm

At the beginning of 2018, a National Security Council memo warned: “We are losing. Whoever leads in technology and market share for 5G deployment will have a tremendous advantage towards [ . . .] commanding the heights of the information domain,” the Financial Times reported. That is correct, but it's six years behind the curve. The U.S. revved up a campaign to dissuade its allies from using Huawei equipment well after the Chinese firm positioned itself as the dominant equipment supplier. The U.S. nearly shut down the Chinese handset maker ZTE by banning export of the Qualcomm chips that power its smartphones, in retaliation for ZTE's violation of sanctions against Iran (eventually ZTE paid a multi-billion dollar fine and accepted tight controls). We can't do that to Huawei. After the ZTE business, Huawei started a crash program to make itself self-sufficient in high-performance chipsets. Its Kirin chipset designed by its design subsidiary Isilicon and manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor can do whatever Qualcomm can do.
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