I assume heads exploded in D.C., New York and London when this was reported: China will step up efforts to boost the development of seven strategic emerging industries to cushion downward pressure on the world’s second-largest economy, a senior official of the country’s top planning agency said on Monday. “When the economic outlook is not good, [...]
Is it time for the U.S. to abandon WTO disputes and fruitless negotiations and go forward with a more aggressive bilateral policy based on reciprocity?
Some good arguments to use the next time you’re stuck in an elevator with a trade protectionist.
The jury seems to have come in on the question of China’s industrial espionage activities. Now we need to think about how long this is going to last.
China is quite familiar with the over investment–bubble–consolidation cycle. Why do we keep making the same mistakes?
China’s new national security review process for foreign acquisitions of Chinese companies kicks in next month. Let’s not panic just yet.
Seems like every week there’s a new story about a Chinese engineer convicted of industrial espionage. Is there something dark and sinister afoot?
Another example of China’s aggressive industrial policy and how this is playing out in overseas markets.
Want to know what the looming battle over China’s clean tech market practices is going to look like? Here’s a sneak preview.
Peugeot says it’s willing to hold off on China JV if forced tech transfer is part of the bargain.
Protectionism? Me? Perish the thought! A study of indigenous innovation denial.
China’s struggling animation industry is a cautionary tale of industry policy. Can regulatory reform save the day?
Same old sad story. Chinese engineer in U.S. sends industrial secrets back to China. Aggressive industrial policies are fun until someone gets caught.
My comments on a James Mann article in The New Republic on US China relations and the effect of declining corporate support for a policy of engagement.
Why is it that when China pursues its national interest it is often accused of dirty tricks? This is just classical realism, an international relations theory that seems to have gone out of fashion in the West.
Aggressive Chinese overtures to cash-strapped U.S. startups might be attractive, but tech firms are well advised to take a few deep breaths, and perform due diligence, before proceeding.
Everyone’s doing it. Industrial policy is being revitalized in several countries, such as the UK and France, in addition to places like China. And let’s not forget the U.S.
James McGregor says that China’s aggressive industrial policy is a reality that should be addressed by a comprehensive solution from the United States. I wish, but I have no faith in Washington’s ability to make it happen.
China is engaging in protectionism in the clean energy market? Of course. It’s called industrial policy, and they’ve been doing it since 1949.
This is the top China story of the day, and since it also involves a legal topic, I sort of feel obligated to chime in. Despite the copious amount of press coverage, though, I don’t really think this case is all that important in the grand scheme of things. I can’t say that I agree [...]