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 [...]
Would Chinese auto firms be more competitive if they stopped sucking from the technology transfer teat?
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 [...]
As China’s space program soars to new heights, the U.S. government plays Cold War games.
Geithner can’t seem to get much traction on any other policy issue, so he grabs for the low-hanging rhetorical fruit of China IP infringement.
Not sure what massive forex inflows are doing to the Chinese economy and what impact this may have on foreign investment? This guest post might help.
Should the US force Chinese firms to share technology as a condition of inward investment deals? Reciprocity sounds great, but the devil is in the details.
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.
It’s tough enough for foreign auto companies to lobby against aspects of China’s industrial policy, but when you have a surrender monkey in your own ranks, all bets are off.
It looks like electric vehicles will be the next battle in the China tech transfer wars.
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.
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 [...]