Making China great again

By Jan Krikke Before Chinese President Xi Jinping gave the green light for “Made in China 2025,” he should have consulted Sun Tzu’s classic manual The Art of War: “Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.” What was … Continue reading Making China great again

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Ex-CIA director: It’s a tech war, not a trade war

And, in 5G, the US is losing by a mile The recent arrest of a top Huawei executive and an escalating US campaign to get allies to stop using equipment from the firm – which is the world’s largest telecoms gear maker – has made the global race for tech supremacy a daily front-page news … Continue reading Ex-CIA director: It’s a tech war, not a trade war

Vietnam reaches for a homegrown tech revolution

Communist planners and private players have prioritized development of indigenous social media and computing platforms to supplant Facebook and Google By David Hutt, @davidhuttjourno Nguyen Manh Hung has been acting Minister of Information and Communications for only two months but he has already reverted to the script left by his predecessors: Vietnam needs to develop … Continue reading Vietnam reaches for a homegrown tech revolution

Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

By George Koo An upcoming book on artificial intelligence makes the startling contention that in just the last three years, China has caught up to Silicon Valley in AI. And, no, Mr Trump, it’s not because the Chinese stole the algorithm from Google. Rather, China leapfrogged the US in mobile computing, which enabled it to … Continue reading Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five

Beijing will pump billions of dollars into semiconductor fabrication plants in a bid to overtake US, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Europe By Gordon Watts   Step inside the sterile world of a Fab and you are literally at the epicenter of creation. It is here where semiconductors, such as microchips, are ‘born’ and integrated … Continue reading China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five