Measuring Soft Power
September 20, 2019
Policy, Regulation, and Innovation in China’s Electricity and Telecom Industries
Loren Brandt and Thomas G. Rawski
The scale of China’s innovation ambitions inspires worldwide commentary, much of it poorly informed. Focusing on electricity, telecommunication, and semicon...
September 17, 2019
Chapter 2: China’s Electricity and Communications Regulation in Global Context
By Irene S. Wu
Everywhere in China, there are phones and electricity. Compared to other countries at comparable levels of development, this is a remarkable achievement and a great boon to the...
September 13, 2019
Local Government and Firm Innovation in China’s Clean Energy Sector
By Margaret M. Pearson
As other chapters in this volume illustrate, it is clear that in some respects new energy industries in China have successfully upgraded, in terms of both cost and process...
September 10, 2019
Chapter 5: When Global Technology Meets Local Standards: Reassessing China’s Communications Policy in the Age of Platform Innovation
By Eric Thun and Timothy Sturgeon
At the other end of the spectrum was Huawei, an equipment maker that demonstrated little early interest...
September 3, 2019
Chapter 10: Capability Upgrading and Catch-Up in Civil Nuclear Power:
The Case of China
By Ravi Madhavan, Thomas G. Rawski, and Qingfeng Tian
This chapter analyzes China’s improbable progression from pygmy to emerging giant in civilian nuclear power. The Qinshan (Zhejia...
August 27, 2019
Chapter 9: China’s Development of Wind and Solar Power
By Loren Brandt and Luhang Wang
Above all, sectors in which firms are most open to competition and foreign participation and enjoy freedom over sourcing decisions and technology, and customers have choices in the ma...
August 20, 2019
Chapter 8: Growth, Upgrading, and Excess Cost in China’s Electric Power Sector
By Thomas G. Rawski
This chapter reviews the recent trajectory of China’s power sector, which has delivered an impressive combination of growth, technological upgrading, network expansi...
August 6, 2019
July 30, 2019
July 17, 2019
Michael Davidson in Chapter 4, "Technology Integration in China’s Electricity System: Central Targets and Local Challenges"
Technological progress of advanced electricity generation technologies over the same time period has primarily occurred in centrally state- owned...
How does the Chinese state promote industrial upgrading and innovation? Answers from Brandt and Rawski
Progress, with challenges - China's telecom and electricity regulatory regime, says Irene S. Wu
China: success of electric scooters in the hands of local officials, says Pearson
Back in the day, Huawei v. Datang in 3G equipment, by Thun and Sturgeon
China's nuclear power industry - pygmy to giant in global market, says Madhavan, Rawski, and Tian
China's solar soars while wind suffers turbulence, says Brandt and Wang
China's power sector - great growth but at great cost, says Thomas Rawski
China's semiconductor industry, including Huawei - little prospect of reaching global innovation frontier any time soon, says Douglas Fuller
China State Grid second only to Walmart in terms of revenue in 2016, says Xu Yi-chong
China's electricity sector - central control vs local priorities, says Michael Davidson
On “Likes” for peace, and Tweeting Arabs on Facebook
John Kenneth Galbraith had Rolf Wagenfuhr kidnapped in order to calculate Germany’s Gross National Product
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