China and America’s Tech War from AI to 5G examines how Sino-U.S. geopolitical competition has increasingly centered on the performances of the two countries’ technology sectors and their ability to dominate development of critical next generation technologies. It analyzes and compares the strengths of China and the U.S., ranging from the ability to produce and attract talent, to the degree of government support and the scale and funding for technological research. Abrams reviews and weighs important technology areas such as green energy, artificial intelligence, Quantum Computing, and 5G will likely have, the means both parties have exercised to gain advantages, and the consequences of leadership for the county who attains it.
A. B. Abrams has published widely on international politics and security with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He has completed postgraduate degrees in related subjects at the University of London.
Part I: Tech War
Chapter 1: The Tech War, Education and the Battle for Talent
Chapter 2: Artificial Intelligence: The Most Critical Technological Race?
Chapter 3: Competition in Emerging Technologies from Green Energy to Quantum Computing
Part II: The War on Huawei
Chapter 4: Huawei and the Challenge to Western Primacy
Chapter 5: America’s Campaign Against Huawei’s Value Chain
Chapter 6: America’s Global War on Huawei
Chapter 7: Huawei’s Future and Security Challenges
Part III: How Global Markets Chose China
Chapter 8: American Industrial Decline from Apple to Lockheed Martin
Chapter 9: The World Economy Split in Two: America’s Response to Competitive Disadvantage
A wide-ranging, well-written and timely overview of the sharpening competition for technology dominance in fields from Artificial Intelligence, green energy to telecoms, with a detailed case study of the pushback by the U.S. and others towards China's Huawei. Abrams' book contains a sobering discussion of how commitment and investment in education, research, and development in China have created advantages that the US and Europe may make years to catch up with--if they are able to at all. This is a balanced account, but one that speaks to an area often beset by political confusion and lack of perspective. For those who really do want to understand the role of technology in the competition between China and the outside world, and how best to frame it and manage it, this study is a good place to start.