April 12, 2020

The U.S. vs. China: Who Is Winning the Key Technology Battles?

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalists Asa Fitch, Stu Woo

In a world where geopolitical power is increasingly linked to technological advancement, the U.S. has long led its rivals. American companies make some of the world’s fastest computers, deadliest jet fighters and most capable robots.

But China’s growing economy—now the world’s second largest—and huge government investments in technologies are eating away at that edge like never before.

Such progress has spurred President Trump’s all-out trade and economic battle with Beijing, encompassing tariffs, export controls and a crackdown on Chinese scientists allegedly stealing American companies’ secrets.

Read the full article and more in The Wall Street Journal.

Authors

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research focuses on Chinese military...