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The US should show that it can be a good loser too

By South China Morning Post

Accusations of China cheating while overlooking its massive investments in innovation only makes the US look like a bullying, hectoring superpower nation behaving with ill grace at the slightest whRead full story

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  • Anthony Duignan-Cabrera
    Anthony Duignan-CabreraCEO at ADC Strategy

    A fair, thoughtful piece on how the United States is handling (or not handling) China's rise. Much is debatable, but there's one point that is inarguable: "While America spent trillions of dollars in the Afghan and Iraqi wars, China has spent over US$4 trillion on research and development since 2000, narrowing its technology gap with advanced countries. China has, slowly but surely, emerged as a nation of innovators. It now tops the world in patent filings, having eclipsed the US since 2011."

  • John Gray
    John GrayFormer Banker Risk Management

    It isn't about winning and losing

    Instead of linking national prestige with gross economic numbers and external comparisons the better analysis would be internal such as distribution of income, disposable income per capita, literacy rates, life expectancy , crime rates and all the non numerical values that define quality of life.

    External struggles for dominance aren't what make a country great. The internal cost of such a struggle high and it is measure of success is denying other people economic growth.

  • Rob Kinyon
    Rob Kinyon

    It's only by facing reality can any change commence. The US should embrace another country choosing to take the risks to become "the best" - it can only make everyone stronger. Isn't that the point of a market economy and why anti-trust legislation exists? Or, is it okay only if the US is the monopolist?

  • America has a serious problem with winners. Opting always to cheer for the underdog. Perhaps because America began as the underdog. But this article relates a tennis tantrum, to America having a tantrum about China. It really is a reach.

    Americans do not worry about countries achieving and doing better. In fact American money flows into countries to assist them to achieve. The problem with China is that they have been allowed to run over America’s generosity, mainly due to the last few administrations

    America has a serious problem with winners. Opting always to cheer for the underdog. Perhaps because America began as the underdog. But this article relates a tennis tantrum, to America having a tantrum about China. It really is a reach.

    Americans do not worry about countries achieving and doing better. In fact American money flows into countries to assist them to achieve. The problem with China is that they have been allowed to run over America’s generosity, mainly due to the last few administrations weak ability to make policy and trade deals with other countries.

    America doesn’t have to apologize any longer, and neither does China, however we must realize that this is not a game. Other countries wish harm on each other and especially on America.

  • Shikha  kapur
    Shikha kapur CMO at Fox Star Studios

    Insightful read this is.

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