Are these China belittlers digging a tech and wealth grave for peoplein the West - and why*?
* If it isn't just pure stupidity, then it must be some sort of direct or indirect support for the fast declining criminal $-freeloader and rogue state US.
Marina Yue Zhang, Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology
David Gann, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Development and External Affairs, and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Mark Dodgson, Visiting Professor, Imperial College Business School, and Emeritus Professor, School of Business, The University of Queensland
China performs well on many measures of innovation performance, such as R&D expenditure, number of scientific and technological publications, numbers of STEM graduates and patents, and top university rankings.
Most of these indices, however, measure quantity rather than quality. So, for example, China has:
produced a huge number of scientific and technological publications, but lags far behind the US in highly cited publications, which indicates the influence and originality of research
Peter Klevius: Chinese language and Sinophobia gives a completely distorted picture of reality.
substantially increased R&D expenditure. However, the proportion of its R&D expenditure on basic research, especially by enterprises, is still far lower than in many industrialised countries
Peter Klevius: Re. "proportion" do realize that China is the biggest country in the world and compared to e.g. US and EU gets some three times more value for every invested dollar equivalent.
educated many more STEM graduates than any other country in recent decades, but still lacks top-tier talent in many areas such as AI and semiconductors
Peter Klevius: On the contrary, China now leads the AI race. And in semiconductors they are also better than the rest which has beem thoroughly proven by Chinese inventions to produce top scoring chips with inferior hardware (thanks to US criminal behavior that stopped China from buying better equipment). Take for example how the Chinese tweaked a 14 nm chips for a hexascale supercomputer.
has applied for the most international patents of any country, but the quality of these patents measured by scientific influence and potential commercial value still lags international competitors.
Peter Klevius: Re. the empty "scientific influence" claim see my first answer, and the "potential commercial value" is actually China's biggest asset because of the size of its domestic market and because of centralized regulations (like EU but unlike the messy US).
Diverging technical standards may seem like a minor issue, but it will make it more difficult for Chinese and Western technologies and products to work together. This in turn may reduce global trade and investment, with bad results for consumers. Decoupling standards will increase the fracture between Chinese and Western digital innovation. This in turn will likely lead to further decoupling in finance, trade, and data.
Peter Klevisu: You completely missed the fact that China's innovation and industrialization speed is far higher that US and EU, meaning that if China hasn't already passed the West it will do so in no time. And precisely due to this speed factor, Chinese products and services will seduce the rest of the world, hence leaving US and EU to crued militarism and increased poverty. China is more than ten times bigger than Japan, which easily managed to outperform bpth EU and US in high tech and quality. EU was actually created as a bullwork against Japan for the specific purpose of rescuing Europe's falling behind companies. And US started a trade war against Japan at the same tiime in the early 1990s.