The conclusion of President Rafael Reif's excellent piece:
“If all we do in response to China’s ambition is to try to double-lock all our doors…we will lock ourselves into mediocrity. [If we] respect China as a rising competitor with many strengths we can learn from…will inspire US to be its incomparable best.”
As China is moves rapidly to become the world leader in manufacturing and technology, the United States has not made technological pre-eminence a matter of broad national focus
MIT President: "China is likely to become the world’s most advanced technological nation ... in not much more than a decade."
A op-ed by MIT's President Reif says a national focus on innovation and research would be more effective to address China competition than only playing defense on trade practices
Opinion | China’s Challenge Is America’s Opportunity - The New York Times
China’s Challenge Is America’s Opportunity
This is an important argument. Stop whining about China being a competitor & start competing. This should be a 'Sputnik Moment' for America. Why isn't it?
China’s Challenge Is America’s Opportunity by President Rafael Reif. A call to move beyond tariffs and invest more, much more, in American innovation.
MIT President Reif on the future of the US: "Finally, we should make sure we have an immigration system that welcomes the best talent from anywhere in the world." A pity, then, that such a system is now being dismantled.
Have been writing on different topics than innovation but in a similar vein about the Chinese challenge to America. The President of MIT says, in a nutshell, to stop whining and reacting and instead start competing and get off the back foot.
China’s Challenge Is America’s Opportunity
China’s Challenge Is America’s Opportunity
"China’s Technology Challenge Is America’s Opportunity," (NYT OpEd)
The need for a national strategy for sustaining American leadership in science & innovation
"In fields from personal communications to business, health and security, China is likely to become the world’s most advanced technological nation ... in not much more than a decade." L. Raphael Reif in
we're in a global market for talent yet the UK wants turn it away! 'we should make sure we have an immigration system that welcomes the best talent from anywhere in the world, enabling the United States to reap the benefit of their creativity and drive.'
Hear Hear! China’s Challenge Is America’s Opportunity