The new cold war with China

budoslavic

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Huawei and ZTE, China's two major telecom equipment makers, have over the years contributed to Sweden's telecom infrastructure and have never posed any threat to its national security, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Sweden said on Tuesday, urging Sweden to reconsider its 5G ban.

For some time, there has been hype about so-called "national security threats" from Chinese equipment suppliers including Huawei and ZTE, but no solid evidence has ever been presented, the spokesperson said in a statement posted on the embassy's website.

The remarks came after Sweden on Tuesday banned Huawei and ZTE from upcoming 5G networks ahead of a spectrum auction in the 3.5-gigahertz band scheduled for November.

In a Tuesday statement, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said it had decided on license conditions to address the assessments by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service.

"New installations and new implementation of central functions for the radio use in the frequency bands must not be carried out with products from the suppliers Huawei or ZTE," read the PTS statement, adding that supplies from Huawei and ZTE ought to be phased out by January 1, 2025 at the latest, if "existing infrastructure for central functions is to be used to provide services in the concerned frequency bands."

As of press time, neither of the Chinese telecom companies had commented on the ban.

"We resolutely oppose the abuse of the 'national security' concept, the breaking of market rules and fair competition principles on grounds that have no factual basis and conclusive evidence, the exclusion of specific firms from specific countries, and a crackdown on Chinese firms on 'unwarranted charges'," the spokesperson stressed, urging the Swedish government to re-examine its decisions and provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business climate for Chinese companies.

 

Arado

Pelican
Gold Member
Threats to Taiwan continue. Zerohedge link

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has reportedly deployed hypersonic missiles across from Taiwan, Hong Kong media reported on Sunday, sparking concern about war preparations.

The South China Morning Post, citing anonymous military observers and sources, said missile bases along Southeast China were "upgraded" with Dongfeng-17 (DF-17) hypersonic missiles.

"The DF-17 hypersonic missile will gradually replace the old DF-11s and DF-15s that were deployed in the southeast region for decades," the source said. "The new missile has a longer range and can hit targets more accurately."
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Earlier this summer, the PLA staged a war exercise across the Taiwan Strait as if it appeared it was planning an amphibious assault on the island.

In September, Hu Xijn, the editor of Global Times, warned that if US troops were to station in Taiwan, "the PLA will definitely start a just war to safeguard China's territorial integrity."

Recent war simulations over Taiwan between the US and China have shown repeated losses for the Americans. Is China about to make a move on Taiwan?
 
An Interactive Look at the U.S.-China Military Scorecard

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I like how they break things down in this article, even if it is a few years old...

"Over the past two decades, China's People's Liberation Army has transformed itself from a large but antiquated force into a capable, modern military. Although China continues to lag the United States in terms of aggregate military hardware and operational skills, it has improved its relative capabilities in many critical areas. To advance the public debate, RAND used open, unclassified sources to compile The U.S.-China Military Scorecard: Forces, Geography, and the Evolving Balance of Power. This comprehensive report examines U.S. and Chinese military capabilities in ten operational areas, and presents a "scorecard" for each.

Each scorecard assesses the relative advantage or disadvantage of U.S. and Chinese forces in diverse types of conflict, at varying distances from the Chinese mainland, at different points in time from 1996 to 2017. Advantage means that one side is able to achieve its primary objectives in an operationally relevant time period while the other side would have trouble in doing so. The chart below collects the scorecards for each evaluated operational area.

To prevail in either of the scenarios below, China’s offensive goals would require it to hold advantages in nearly all operational categories simultaneously. U.S. defensive goals could be achieved by holding the advantage in only a few areas. Nevertheless, China’s improved performance could raise costs, lengthen the conflict, and increase risks to the United States."

 

911

Peacock
Gold Member
China has stepped in as the funder for Hollywood, same degeneration on film now just minus any political/Anti-China content.

Sorry to burst your bubble but China is 100% on board with globalism. They are just the favorite child so you assume thier rebellious nature is a signal of thier independence.

Not Quite.

China has a strong film censorship program that looks a lot like the film Production Code that the Catholic Church had in place in the US and most of western Europe before the 1960s. That decency code had been targeted throughout the 20th century by Jewish Hollywood. In the 1930s, there was a wide boycott against movie theaters in response to creeping degeneracy in films, which brought the movie industry to its knees. The Production Code was finally broken in the US through The Pawnbroker, a "Holocaust" film that was peppered with gratuitous nudity.

China today is the only major industrialized country with a strong film decency code. It is now also the world's largest film market by any measure (box office, attendance, number of theaters). So in this case Chinese censorship is having an active and positive effect in countering globalist degeneracy.

...As China’s economic clout grew, the censors got more confident. In 2002, Hong Kong’s filmgoers were queuing up to see Infernal Affairs, co-directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak – the beginning of a double-agent cop trilogy in the greatest tradition, with an exhilarating succession of twists. To break into the mainland market, it had three different endings for the censors to choose from. “In a mainland China movie, you cannot have a bad guy who gets away with his crimes,” explains film-maker Jevons Au. “Multiple endings to suit the mainland market used to be OK. No more. Now, if you want to distribute in China, you must have only one approved ending worldwide. You can step on the line. But you cannot cross it.”

..."To make a co-production with China, you have to follow ever stricter rules: half of the cast and crew has to be Chinese. The censors have the last word. Crime stories cannot have too many details. Stories of corruption must end with the bad guy behind bars. No ghosts. No gay love stories... No nudity.…”
Can you make a movie with a bad cop in it in China? Of course. But then he has to end up in jail. Can you have much blood? No. A kid is going to see it. Foreigners who want to make movies in China need to understand the country first.”


'No ghosts. No gay love stories. No nudity': tales of film-making in China

Satanist Lebron, the NBA and Hollywood have to kowtow to China because this is where all their income growth is. In a weird way, they are selling out and compromising their own degenerate values in order to keep the Yuans flowing, and that, as shown above, is not a bad thing for the public at large...

China is having its cake an eating it too, having milked the globalists who pumped up China's economy at the expense of the Western middle class, while keeping the globohomo baizuo, or leftist flth, out of their country. Do you think Soros likes Xi? He certainly doesn't, this is what he wrote about Xi in his own blog earlier this year:

"It is clear to me that under Xi, China poses a threat to the values on which the EU was founded. "


The "values on which the EU was founded" that Soros refers to are exactly what has been destroying European society. It's kind of weird how Fox News conservatives are basically parroting Soros' lines on China today, which is the same kind of propaganda that the left has been unleashing on Russia and Putin for the last 5 years. When you are exactly on the same page and same side as Soros, you might want to take a step back and reassess the political landscape, and hopefully return to the side of Logos.

Xi is a leader who is fighting the old communist guard in the CCP, who under the Cultural Revolution killed his sister, put him in a reeducation camp as a teenager and jailed his father for 15 years. Soros in his blog is calling for this CCP old guard, which has been under Rothschild-Rockefeller control through the 20th century, to remove Xi from power:

"Only the Chinese political leadership can decide Xi’s future. The harm caused by his mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has become so visible that the Chinese public, and even the Politburo, must recognize it. The EU should not knowingly facilitate his political survival."



Soros and his ilk have been funding globohomo across east Asia, and the neoliberal college uprising in Hong Kong. China under Xi is blocking their efforts, actively hunting down subversive influences like 3rd wave feminism, promoting instead traditional values and nationalism, like the hanfu or traditional costume revival, a cultural movement that is officially sanctioned and promoted by the Chinese state:

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College students wear traditional hanfu clothing as they dance at a park in Fuyang, Anhui province, in April.

This image above is the polar opposite of the kind of subversion that Soros and the globalist deep state are pushing, and the nightmare of tools like this pozzed baizuo young woman:

Activist Li Maizi on why feminism is “going backwards” in China
Li Tingting (R) smiles as she waits for her partner Teresa at a bridal photography studio while meeting the media in Beijing, China July 2, 2015. Li, a 25-year-old prominent women's rights activist who was released from detention in April, held a wedding ceremony with her partner Teresa on Thursday and announced their marriage in an effort to push for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights in China.

Li Tingting (R) awaiting for her partner (L) in 2015.
https://qz.com/on/chinas-transition/
By Echo Huang

March 13, 2017

Li Maizi (also known as Li Tingting) is a gay feminist activist. Those two identities were precisely what got her arrested in China two years ago. The 27-year-old has been pushing for change since 2012, when she was a student at Changan University in China’s northwestern Xian province. She became a globally known activist when she was arrested two days ahead of International Women’s Day in 2015. Li and four other women—known as the “Feminist Five”—had been detained for 30 days on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” after planning protests in multiple cities against sexual harassment on public transport.
Li has traveled to share her stories about feminism in China. She spoke to Quartz by phone from London:

In your speech, you said “I am a lesbian and an international slut, not very decent.” Why?
Being a lesbian is part of my life. Meanwhile, I am an international slut, because I am against any form of slut-shaming. In China, when a woman speaks of sex, she will be regarded as someone dirty. So “international slut” is a sarcastic name. Not only in China, but around the world.
So when you call me a slut, I am not only a slut, but an international slut.

You have been actively participating in feminism activities since college. What do you think of the Chinese government’s attitude toward women’s rights?
“Posts about feminism are censored all the time.”
I think China’s feminism is going backwards, and it’s closely related to the regression in China’s political environment. China has been clamping down on civil rights, and the social atmosphere is becoming very sensitive, nervous. The power of the police has expanded. In this circumstance, no voices that are pushing for a better Chinese society are welcomed.
For example, many Weibo accounts (a popular social media platform) are silenced from time to time. Posts about feminism are censored all the time. Our Weibo account Feminist Voices (link in Chinese) has been silenced for 30 days since February.

How about Chinese women? Is there a growing awareness of feminism among them?
Many Chinese women in modern times are becoming more critical of feudal practices. But they are politically inept and don’t care much about a lot of discrimination in this country. It didn’t occur to them that the government also needs to be involved in changing the situation.
China is a country that adores authoritarianism. I’ve met some feminists who told me they liked Ivanka and Donald Trump, and said that Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a liar. In China, where most of your information is censored, one is subjected to whatever the government feeds you.
In general, I do believe our actions have brought about an awakening, but we have a long way to go in pushing independent thinking.

It seems that stability is more important than any human rights in China.
It’s hard to say how long this so-called stability can last. Put it simply, why do people strive for feminism? Because there’s undeniable discrimination. Feminism does not exist because of so-called Western influence, but China’s anti-foreign atmosphere will deeply affect its future development.

Will there be any further activity from the Feminist Five? I really don’t know what kind of organized activities we can have since they have all been forbidden since 2015. We are like guerillas, but growing like wildfire.There’s a female student in a Chinese university. She made this slogan: “Anti March 7. We want our Women’s Day back.” (March 7, or “girl’s day,” was invented by Chinese university students because International Women’s Day on March 8 was seen as a day for working women.) This female student was criticized. I told her, “You are right, you are not wrong at all. Females don’t need to be coddled, we need rights.”


Those are the kind of stories they're pushing to subvert societies and lead us into their dystopian globalist dictatorship:

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911

Peacock
Gold Member
Unz.com is basically a Chinese propaganda site with some redpill content to lure people in at this point.

Unz is an excellent source of smart, based analyses on domestic and international politics. You need to look beyond (((Fox News))) and the other BoomerCon sources that have been pushing the same regime change/forever war agenda for the past several decades, now using a new boogeyman:

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China launches largest maritime patrol ship amid rising regional tensions

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This is the largest vessel in any nation's coast guard! The U.S. military has nicknamed it, "The Beast." It supposedly has a reinforced prow for ramming ships, think about that... It will probably fairly soon show up in the waters off the Philippines, to bully Filipino fishermen...

 
US coastguard to deploy fast-response craft as counter to China’s ‘illegal fishing, harassment’ in western Pacific

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"The US coastguard will start to base Enhanced Response Cutters in the western Pacific for maritime security missions, the national security adviser said on Friday, citing illegal fishing and harassment of vessels by China.

In a statement, Robert O’Brien also said the coastguard planned to evaluate next financial year the feasibility of basing Fast Response Cutters in American Samoa in the South Pacific.

The statement described the United States as a Pacific power and added that China’s “illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and harassment of vessels operating in the exclusive economic zones of other countries in the Indo-Pacific threatens our sovereignty, as well as the sovereignty of our Pacific neighbours and endangers regional stability.”

 

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JiggyLordJr

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Not Quite.

China has a strong film censorship program that looks a lot like the film Production Code that the Catholic Church had in place in the US and most of western Europe before the 1960s. That decency code had been targeted throughout the 20th century by Jewish Hollywood. In the 1930s, there was a wide boycott against movie theaters in response to creeping degeneracy in films, which brought the movie industry to its knees. The Production Code was finally broken in the US through The Pawnbroker, a "Holocaust" film that was peppered with gratuitous nudity.

China today is the only major industrialized country with a strong film decency code. It is now also the world's largest film market by any measure (box office, attendance, number of theaters). So in this case Chinese censorship is having an active and positive effect in countering globalist degeneracy.






'No ghosts. No gay love stories. No nudity': tales of film-making in China

Satanist Lebron, the NBA and Hollywood have to kowtow to China because this is where all their income growth is. In a weird way, they are selling out and compromising their own degenerate values in order to keep the Yuans flowing, and that, as shown above, is not a bad thing for the public at large...

China is having its cake an eating it too, having milked the globalists who pumped up China's economy at the expense of the Western middle class, while keeping the globohomo baizuo, or leftist flth, out of their country. Do you think Soros likes Xi? He certainly doesn't, this is what he wrote about Xi in his own blog earlier this year:

"It is clear to me that under Xi, China poses a threat to the values on which the EU was founded. "


The "values on which the EU was founded" that Soros refers to are exactly what has been destroying European society. It's kind of weird how Fox News conservatives are basically parroting Soros' lines on China today, which is the same kind of propaganda that the left has been unleashing on Russia and Putin for the last 5 years. When you are exactly on the same page and same side as Soros, you might want to take a step back and reassess the political landscape, and hopefully return to the side of Logos.

Xi is a leader who is fighting the old communist guard in the CCP, who under the Cultural Revolution killed his sister, put him in a reeducation camp as a teenager and jailed his father for 15 years. Soros in his blog is calling for this CCP old guard, which has been under Rothschild-Rockefeller control through the 20th century, to remove Xi from power:

"Only the Chinese political leadership can decide Xi’s future. The harm caused by his mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has become so visible that the Chinese public, and even the Politburo, must recognize it. The EU should not knowingly facilitate his political survival."



Soros and his ilk have been funding globohomo across east Asia, and the neoliberal college uprising in Hong Kong. China under Xi is blocking their efforts, actively hunting down subversive influences like 3rd wave feminism, promoting instead traditional values and nationalism, like the hanfu or traditional costume revival, a cultural movement that is officially sanctioned and promoted by the Chinese state:

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College students wear traditional hanfu clothing as they dance at a park in Fuyang, Anhui province, in April.

This image above is the polar opposite of the kind of subversion that Soros and the globalist deep state are pushing, and the nightmare of tools like this pozzed baizuo young woman:

Activist Li Maizi on why feminism is “going backwards” in China
Li Tingting (R) smiles as she waits for her partner Teresa at a bridal photography studio while meeting the media in Beijing, China July 2, 2015. Li, a 25-year-old prominent women's rights activist who was released from detention in April, held a wedding ceremony with her partner Teresa on Thursday and announced their marriage in an effort to push for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights in China.'s rights activist who was released from detention in April, held a wedding ceremony with her partner Teresa on Thursday and announced their marriage in an effort to push for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights in China.

Li Tingting (R) awaiting for her partner (L) in 2015.
https://qz.com/on/chinas-transition/
By Echo Huang

March 13, 2017

Li Maizi (also known as Li Tingting) is a gay feminist activist. Those two identities were precisely what got her arrested in China two years ago. The 27-year-old has been pushing for change since 2012, when she was a student at Changan University in China’s northwestern Xian province. She became a globally known activist when she was arrested two days ahead of International Women’s Day in 2015. Li and four other women—known as the “Feminist Five”—had been detained for 30 days on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” after planning protests in multiple cities against sexual harassment on public transport.
Li has traveled to share her stories about feminism in China. She spoke to Quartz by phone from London:

In your speech, you said “I am a lesbian and an international slut, not very decent.” Why?
Being a lesbian is part of my life. Meanwhile, I am an international slut, because I am against any form of slut-shaming. In China, when a woman speaks of sex, she will be regarded as someone dirty. So “international slut” is a sarcastic name. Not only in China, but around the world.
So when you call me a slut, I am not only a slut, but an international slut.

You have been actively participating in feminism activities since college. What do you think of the Chinese government’s attitude toward women’s rights?
“Posts about feminism are censored all the time.”
I think China’s feminism is going backwards, and it’s closely related to the regression in China’s political environment. China has been clamping down on civil rights, and the social atmosphere is becoming very sensitive, nervous. The power of the police has expanded. In this circumstance, no voices that are pushing for a better Chinese society are welcomed.
For example, many Weibo accounts (a popular social media platform) are silenced from time to time. Posts about feminism are censored all the time. Our Weibo account Feminist Voices (link in Chinese) has been silenced for 30 days since February.

How about Chinese women? Is there a growing awareness of feminism among them?
Many Chinese women in modern times are becoming more critical of feudal practices. But they are politically inept and don’t care much about a lot of discrimination in this country. It didn’t occur to them that the government also needs to be involved in changing the situation.
China is a country that adores authoritarianism. I’ve met some feminists who told me they liked Ivanka and Donald Trump, and said that Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a liar. In China, where most of your information is censored, one is subjected to whatever the government feeds you.
In general, I do believe our actions have brought about an awakening, but we have a long way to go in pushing independent thinking.

It seems that stability is more important than any human rights in China.
It’s hard to say how long this so-called stability can last. Put it simply, why do people strive for feminism? Because there’s undeniable discrimination. Feminism does not exist because of so-called Western influence, but China’s anti-foreign atmosphere will deeply affect its future development.

Will there be any further activity from the Feminist Five? I really don’t know what kind of organized activities we can have since they have all been forbidden since 2015. We are like guerillas, but growing like wildfire.There’s a female student in a Chinese university. She made this slogan: “Anti March 7. We want our Women’s Day back.” (March 7, or “girl’s day,” was invented by Chinese university students because International Women’s Day on March 8 was seen as a day for working women.) This female student was criticized. I told her, “You are right, you are not wrong at all. Females don’t need to be coddled, we need rights.”


Those are the kind of stories they're pushing to subvert societies and lead us into their dystopian globalist dictatorship:

This deserves its own thread.
 

Arado

Pelican
Gold Member
Please define globalism here

The problem is that in this thread we keep trying to fit China into a paradigm of whether they are on the side of the globalists or nationalists. It's not that simple - China is a 5,000 year old civilization that is not going to conform to the contours of the West's internal culture wars. They may have been enabled by the 'globalists' in the last few decades, but absent their population being wiped out by nukes, it was inevitable given their cultural preference for education that they would become the largest economy once they started actively participating in trade.

Are Tucker, Bannon, and Josh Hawley (anti Big tech, social conservative stalwart) neocons for being anti-China? Are Goldman Sachs and the NBA nationalists for their unwillingness to criticize China? Is Beijing Biden all of a sudden a nationalist because he's been kind to China? Doubtful.

Whether we defend Taiwan or not, or push keep the South China sea open, or encourage India and Nepal to push back on their water being choked off, or help Ecuador push back Chinese fishing fleets are a very different debate than interference in Syria, Ukraine, or Iraq.

It's not as simple as "anytime we intervene abroad it's the globalists and neocons pushing us to spread degeneracy and globohomo."

Yes, China is anti-feminist, we get that. And if they become the superpower it probably will lessen the influence of globohomo. But do you think they will allow White Christians to freely do business across the world? That they won't covet our resources and those of our neighbors? That we can completely isolate ourselves from the world and become Amish and tune out any threats while the Chinese dominate space and the industries of the future?
 
Ex-Google chief: U.S. must do 'whatever it takes' to beat China on AI

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"The U.S. needs an urgent national strategy on developing artificial intelligence technology to counter the rising competition from China, said former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

Speaking with reporters Nancy Scola and Mark Scott on Thursday during POLITICO's AI Summit, Schmidt outlined recommendations for countering the Asian superpower's rise in the field and emphasized the need to collaborate with peer democracies in the development of AI technology and ethics. Schmidt said the United States lacks a national "whatever it takes" doctrine to push ahead and dominate in the global AI competition.

"We want America to be inventing this stuff," Schmidt said. "Or at least the West."

 
The problem is that in this thread we keep trying to fit China into a paradigm of whether they are on the side of the globalists or nationalists. It's not that simple - China is a 5,000 year old civilization that is not going to conform to the contours of the West's internal culture wars. They may have been enabled by the 'globalists' in the last few decades, but absent their population being wiped out by nukes, it was inevitable given their cultural preference for education that they would become the largest economy once they started actively participating in trade.

Are Tucker, Bannon, and Josh Hawley (anti Big tech, social conservative stalwart) neocons for being anti-China? Are Goldman Sachs and the NBA nationalists for their unwillingness to criticize China? Is Beijing Biden all of a sudden a nationalist because he's been kind to China? Doubtful.

Whether we defend Taiwan or not, or push keep the South China sea open, or encourage India and Nepal to push back on their water being choked off, or help Ecuador push back Chinese fishing fleets are a very different debate than interference in Syria, Ukraine, or Iraq.

It's not as simple as "anytime we intervene abroad it's the globalists and neocons pushing us to spread degeneracy and globohomo."

Yes, China is anti-feminist, we get that. And if they become the superpower it probably will lessen the influence of globohomo. But do you think they will allow White Christians to freely do business across the world? That they won't covet our resources and those of our neighbors? That we can completely isolate ourselves from the world and become Amish and tune out any threats while the Chinese dominate space and the industries of the future?

Exactly. That's why I asked him to clarify himself. He is miles off unless he sees globalism as an economic system which to some extent encompassed free market trade, neoliberalism and consumerism

And even that can be debated as China has lots of protective domestic policies, subsidies for exports and puts checks and balances in certain fields that could be harmful for the greater good
 
CHINA NOW CLAIMS RUSSIAN TERRITORY - EYES CITY OF VLADIVOSTOK ! RUSSIA vs CHINA IS BREWING ?

I don't see China turning the heat up on this matter for a long time, but eventually they probably will...

 

Troller

Kingfisher
CHINA NOW CLAIMS RUSSIAN TERRITORY - EYES CITY OF VLADIVOSTOK ! RUSSIA vs CHINA IS BREWING ?

I don't see China turning the heat up on this matter for a long time, but eventually they probably will...

 
China’s Plan To Beat The U.S. In The Trillion-Dollar Global Bioeconomy

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China: the biotech elephant in the room

"I’ve written previously written how the Chinese government is already making substantial investments in its bio-economy. Here are three scary statistics, courtesy of Greg B. Scott of the ChinaBio Group:

  1. China is out-investing the U.S. China’s private investors poured $14.4 billion into its bio-economy in 2019. That compares to the United States’ more meager investment of $10.4 billion.
  2. China is building a bigger bio-economy workforce. China graduates about 8-10 million students each year. In the U.S., that number is closer to 400,000. Many Chinese students graduating from U.S. institutions stay here, but they are increasingly returning home to start highly innovative companies.
  3. China is investing in itself. Historically, China has invested heavily in foreign companies, tech, and debt. Now we’re seeing an uptick in China-to-China investments—the country no longer needs to look aroad to find plenty of good biotech opportunities.
Chinese investments have led to centers of excellence in the regional technology hub of Shenzhen, including the Institute of Synthetic Biology at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Sciences (SIAT) and BGI Genomics. Shenzhen will compete for technological and economic leadership with U.S. regional biotech powerhouses such as San Francisco/Silicon Valley and Boston/Cambridge in the years to come.

Many of China’s long-standing challenges—environment, food, water, waste management, and rapid innovation to retain its global manufacturing competitiveness—are areas where synthetic biology is seen as a key technology for the future. In other words, synthetic biology is not just an academic pursuit for China. Rather, its leaders are thinking proactively about how biological engineering can be used to address the country’s strategic national interests—while U.S. leadership stands idly by."

 
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