The race for technological leadership between the United States of America and China.

A new GLO Discussion Paper examines the proclaimed competition for the world’s leadership in science, technology and innovation between China and the USA.

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GLO Discussion Paper No. 521, 2020

The technological contest between China and the United StatesDownload PDF
Toro Hardy, Alfredo

GLO Fellow Alfredo Toro Hardy

Author Abstract: China’s proclaimed aim of becoming the world’s leader in science, technology and innovation by the mid twenty first century has triggered an intense competition with the United States. The latter, feeling threatened in its supremacy in this field, has reacted forcefully. This GLO Discussion Paper examines the nature of this contest, the comparative technological standing of both countries, the pros and cons in this area derived from their respective development models and the plausible outcomes of this competition.

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