In this podcast interview, Scott Kennedy, deputy director of China studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), discusses the effectiveness of China's recent technology innovation push with National Committee President Stephen Orlins.
In recent years, China has devoted massive resources to advancing its capacity for technological innovation. The resulting deluge of R&D activities has brought Chinese companies significant commercial success. However, the massive resources China has mobilized are not yet efficiently translating into successful outputs, resulting in a “low metabolism” of inputs into technology innovation. Scott Kennedy has published a comparative analysis of China’s innovation push that uses quantitative measures to evaluate its effectiveness. On October 6, 2017, he discussed his findings at a National Committee event in New York City.