technology innovation

Infographic: China’s State-Owned Enterprises

Ministry of Tofu has translated an infographic from CNpolitics.org which illustrates the dominance of state-owned enterprises among China’s largest companies. The largest private Chinese company, Huawei, ranks just 39th...

China Confirms $1.7 Trillion Spending Plan

Reuters reports confirmation of plans to inject $1.7 trillion dollars into key strategic sectors of China’s economy over the next five years. The confirmation of the huge sum of money showed Beijing’s ambition to...

China Unveils Supercomputer Based on Its Own Chips

The New York Times reports the announcement of a Chinese supercomputer built with domestically designed and manufactured chips. Although it runs at only 40% of the speed of the Intel- and Nvidia-based Tianhe-1A unveiled last...

Moving China Up the Value Chain

A new book, Run of the Red Queen, argues that China would be better served by playing to its strengths in innovation through refinement than by continuing to chase the global lead in flashier breakthroughs. The New York Times...

China Design – Business Week

From Business Week: There’s a lot of that going on in China these days. As Chinese companies seek to build global brands and foreigners aim to boost sales in the mainland, they’re transforming the country’s design business. Chinese manufacturers realize they need better products if they want to break out of China and beef up […]

China’s creativity bubble – Thomas L. Friedman

From the New York Times, via the International Herald Tribune: There is a techie adage that goes like this: In China or Japan the nail that stands up gets hammered, while in Silicon Valley the nail that stands up drives a Ferrari and has stock options. Underlying that adage is a certain American confidence that […]

China’s Technological Leap Forward – Talk of the Nation

Today National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation will broadcast a show about technology innovation in China: Once known as the capital of cheap knockoffs, China is cruising down the high-tech highway. And some say it could surpass the United States in technological innovation in the next decade. Listen to the story here.

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