1/30/07

China’s strengths.

China’s strengths.

In an interview with CIO Insight’s Senior Executive Editor Dan Briody, Reed Hundt, author of the book ,“In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship,” while talking about what U.S. businesses can and should do to rectify the innovation crisis, says:

“And if you look at the strength that Chinese firms bring to the competition, it's significant. First of all, China is now at the same level as Japan in R&D spending, and soon will be almost at the level of the United States. Second, it's so much cheaper for Huawei to run its business than for Cisco, by a factor of ten times. And finally, China has extremely easy access to capital, and all their markets are wide open for competition, mostly because they're growing. Nothing is a mature market there. It's very vigorous domestic competition, much more vigorous than most of the American markets. There's much more of what Americans used to think America was.”

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