Global leaders in innovation produce the discoveries that shape the modern world. An economy’s capacity to innovate is dependent on a variety of factors, including its commitment to research and development, the quality of its workforce, and the effectiveness of government institutions.
In this episode, Dr. Scott Kennedy joins us to discuss the new-energy vehicle (NEV) industry in China and the challenges it faces domestically and from abroad. Dr. Kennedy presents the key findings from his recent report entitled “China’s Risky Drive into New-Energy Vehicles” and assesses the environmental impact of NEVs. He also discusses the capabilities and vulnerabilities of this emerging industry in China.
Proposition: In the coming decade, China will emerge as a global leader in technology innovation
In this episode, we discuss the current state and objectives of China’s space program with Professor Joan Johnson-Freese.
This episode discusses China’s hosting of the G20 Summit, how successful it was, and its implications on China’s role in global governance with Matt Goodman, Senior Advisor for Asian Economics and William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS.
The automation of processes and procedures with cutting-edge technologies, such as advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, has the potential to fundamentally change the global economy. As China looks to sustain economic growth, how it harnesses automation will be crucial to its long-term economic competitiveness.
R&D is the backbone of innovation. It supports the development of new scientific methods, technologies, and commercial goods – all of which can boost economic productivity and raise living standards. After decades of export-led growth, China is increasingly turning to innovation as a driver for its economy.
China is seeking to enhance its domestic capacity for scientific and technological innovation by building a permanent manned space station. Developing further space capabilities can enhance China’s international prestige and enhance its technological prowess.