Ignoring China

Silicon Valley: If we ignore China, will it go away: "From Hong Kong to Singapore to Tokyo to Beijing and Sydney, they get it. But here in the Valley, there’s push back to the idea that China poses a threat to the Valley’s continued tech dominance. It took me a while to realize why. The Valley really is threatened and, rather than confront the challenge, prefers to remain in a state of denial. It’s easier in the short term. The questions I’m asked here in the Valley mostly center on Chinese government politics, Internet censorship, counterfeiting, and pollution. Sure, these are big issues, but there’s very little curiosity about what new technologies are being developed in China. It’s just a given that there really aren’t any, so why bother asking?" -- Rebecca A. Fannin, VentureBeat

Should be an interesting decade, eh? Not asking questions is a fascinating position to take in any situation. Looks like an interesting new book. Will check it out.
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Posted by Jim Grisanzio on August 05, 2008 at 02:22 AM JST #

Thanks for the recommendation - the book is intriguing. I'll order it.

Posted by melanie gao on August 05, 2008 at 04:37 AM JST #

Melanie .. yah, I'm having fun poking around all these China books. I'm especially interested in the Japan-China connections, though, around power generation and manufacturing and even software.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on August 05, 2008 at 05:18 AM JST #

I think facing the challenge would be in the best interest of the Valley and for the U.S. as a whole. We can't sit in denial for much longer.

Posted by BBoppie on August 06, 2008 at 02:57 PM JST #

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