December 2, 2019

          A “frenemy,” Dr. Taliaferro instructs us, is a country that deceives, manipulates, evades and obstructs US interests, but with whom we maintain a security alliance because we need a friend in their particularly volatile region in the world.  Frenemies maneuve...

December 2, 2019

In just 200 pages Patrick McEachern’s book, North Korea: What everyone needs to know , brings the reader up to date on the history, nuclear development, political leadership, regional dynamics and social and economic conditions of North Korea.   And he offers some nugg...

December 2, 2019

            Many Americans today are not just stressed, they are traumatized, says Elizabeth Stanley, Ph.D., the political scientist arguing the lessons of neurobiology and tools of psychology are needed for a grass-roots, bottom-up improvement to American political li...

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

Chapter 3

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...

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