ASUtv aired this Future Tense event presented by Arizona State University, the New America Foundation and Slate magazine. You can watch it below, or in the ASUtv Video Library: Arms Race vs. Relay Race: What Does Innovation Hold for China?
(From the New America Foundation): China has become a global manufacturing superpower, and U.S. election-year rhetoric presupposes that China’s economic might knows no boundaries, and that it poses a threat to America. But doubts persist about the nation’s ability to ever become an innovation superpower. Will China succeed at fostering creative incubators on par with Silicon Valley and America’s great research universities? And, contrary to the zero-sum nature of political rhetoric, should Americans root for China’s innovators?
Professor of International Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Vice Provost for International Strategic Initiatives, Arizona State University
Associate Professor of Geography, California State University, Northridge
Washington Correspondent, Quartz magazine
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation