Tag Archives: technology transfer

Clearing the China Air: Technology and Protectionism

January 29, 2013

My posts have been few and far between these days for a variety of reasons (other commitments, paucity of real news, smog-induced crushing depression), but today’s weather requires some words in response, and thinking about smog has led me back to familiar themes about technology transfer, local protection and industrial policy. If you’re picking up […]

DMAX: This is What Happens to Foreign Technology Companies in China

April 11, 2012

I just want to put the development of DMAX, the PRC company competitor to IMAX, on our collective radar screen. I have a feeling that we’ll be hearing a lot more from these guys in the future, and perhaps from IMAX as it faces the upstart competitor. Some background: DMAX, a large film screen made […]

Jim McGregor on U.S. China Policy: Fight Fire With Fire

May 20, 2010

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.

Smells a Lot Like Import Substitution

March 11, 2010

Import substitution industrialization (also called ISI) is a trade and economic policy based on the premise that a country should attempt to reduce its foreign dependency through the local production of industrialized products. (Wiki) During the past six months or so, one of the big themes in foreign investment circles has been the extent to […]