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The Great Decoupling: China America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy

The Great Decoupling: China America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy

ISBN: 9781787383838

Author: Nigel Inkster

Format: Hardback

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For much of recorded history China had been one of the world's leading science and technology powers and viewed itself as the centre of the civilised world. But just as the West was beginning the Age of Exploration China turned in on itself lost its earlier focus on innovation and missed the Industrial Revolution. The result was the 'Hundred Years of Humiliation' at the hands of Western powers and the beginning of a long struggle for a modern identity that would preserve China's civilisational distinctiveness. In the 1980s China's ruling Communist Party inaugurated a period of economic reform that transformed the country from an impoverished and backward state into the world's second largest economy and a major global power. IT and communications were key to this transformation. Cyber space and other advanced technologies have now become a battleground in a contest for global dominance between the USA and China; how this contest plays out will shape the geopolitics of the twenty-first century. Modern technologies are based on global supply chains and interstate collaboration but as Nigel Inkster warns the tension between the two superpowers could result in a global technology decoupling--with significant consequences for humanity's future.

Book Title: The Great Decoupling: China America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy
Author: Nigel Inkster
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781787383838
About the Author: Nigel Inkster CMG is Senior Advisor at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a director of geopolitical and intelligence analysis at Enodo Economics, prior to which he worked in the British government dealing with foreign policy and security issues. The author of China's Cyber Power, his lifelong fascination with China started when he studied the language and culture at Oxford.
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Title Release: January 2021

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