There is a contest for technological supremacy occurring across the Pacific – a contest of historic importance, for its outcome will shape the world during the coming century and the winner will claim not just economic, military, and political ascendancy, but also superiority in their values and system of government.
For those who grasp that technological innovation underlies economic strength, this book unravels some of the most important, but least well understood dimensions of American and Chinese competition.
In a succinct, informative, and evidence-based manner, it analyzes whether China can match American levels of invention and innovation. Along the way, it draws conclusions for other nations caught between the Eagle and the Dragon - nations like Australia, Japan, and Korea - who are weighing the advantages of strategic alliances and trade links with both great powers.
There has never been more a more important time to understand the implications of escalating American and Chinese competition. For those who believe technological innovation underlies economic strength, this book presents the facts in a straightforward but compelling manner.