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The Story Of China’s Rise To Technological And Economic Leadership

China has now become a leader in solar panels, electric vehicles, battery technology, telecom infrastructure, mobile apps etc, in a very short span of 15 years. In this series of articles, I had earlier covered how the governments of not just the developed countries of the US and Japan but also the breakthrough economies of…

The Government-Industry Tango for Technology Dominance By Asian Super Economies

In this week’s article, we go deeper into how the Japanese economies used the same principles, to emerge as major economic power. We will cover the other Asian super economies in the next week’s article. In continuation to my last week’s article in this column, it is clear that governments play a key role in…

Digital Colonisation: India Needs To Shatter Technology Hegemony Of West, China

Breaking away from Digital Colonisation would lead to India regaining its pre-eminence among global economies and bring prosperity to its people. There has been significant usage of the term “Digital Colonisation” in recent years, in contexts that are often bordering jingoism. It is important to understand the term that I had coined more than a…

India Needs Sovereignty and Atmanirbharta in Technology

Over three years ago, in 2017, the government of China launched its plan of National Champions in technology. These were private companies who would lead China into the world of artificial intelligence. In the first phase four companies were selected by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. These were Baidu, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings…

TikTok’s Shifting Of Headquarters Out Of China Will Make It No Less Predatory

India urgently needs to create a Committee on Foreign Digital Assets to ensure that we do not get exposed to companies that slip in by merely relocating their headquarters, while continuing to be under direct or indirect influence of nations that may be inimical to India’s interest On June 29, the Indian government banned 59…