Author: Emily Kluge

CPC or CCP? Party structure and the Who’s who.

If China was on Facebook, its relationship status with the CPC would be: “It’s complicated.” Although the National People’s Congress is the highest organ of state power, the highest political power in China rests in the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has over 89 million members. How is this important political organization structured and how is key leadership elected?

Outspend to Outsmart the competition? China’s growing R&D funding

China tends to become unsurpassable in its mature industries, and therefore China’s self-sufficiency, if achieved, will certainly threaten the US’s global position. Nonetheless, the fast-paced nature of the high-tech industry in combination with the domestic and international challenges mean that self-sufficiency is likely decades away. But China’s R&D spending is on a trajectory to oust the US from top position. Here’s a comparison of the data.

US, China race for Semiconductor Self-sufficiency

Escalating geopolitical tensions and trade interruptions have prompted both China and the United States to prioritize building domestic supply chains of advanced semiconductors, the key component of advanced computing and electronics. Neither country intends to depend on foreign supply for long. Who makes these critical chips right now? How close are the US and China from the lead?

What is “Face”?

“Face” is a crucial concept for business practice and strategy in China. Putting the concept of face into practice will result in increased trustworthiness in business relationships. The information is presented in light of the popular Western emphasis on “authenticity” in relationships.