A robot watches a woman using her mobile phone at China Beijing International High-Tech Expo in Beijing on October 24. Photo: AFP
Reda Cherif
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Reda Cherif

Both the state and market have a role to play in successful tech and innovation policies, and we can all benefit from the opportunities created

  • Whether in the US or China, state-led industrial strategies have played a key role in economic growth and development. Today, industrial policy is back on the agenda in many countries, after decades on the fringes

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A robot watches a woman using her mobile phone at China Beijing International High-Tech Expo in Beijing on October 24. Photo: AFP
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The US sees Chinese state-owned rail company CRRC as a cybersecurity threat. Is it right to?

  • Since 2014, the world’s largest maker of freight wagons and pas­senger carriages has won US$2.6 billion in contracts in America
  • Antagonists argue that its coaches will be used for espionage, an economic and military security concern
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