What to do about China?
Western strategies and attitudes toward the rise of China often differ fundamentally, depending upon whether one predominantly sees China as a marketplace, a supplier, a business competitor, or a military/geopolitical competitor – or a combination of the above.
Covid-19 has been the great disruption of 2020, and climate change is expected to spawn some of the biggest societal disruptions of the 21st century. But China looms as the single most significant global business disruptor over the full course of the 2020s – even more than AI and everything else going on in the digital world. China is both the worlds’ largest market and the world’s largest supplier; it is also the West’s toughest business competitor and main military/geopolitical rival. How should the West respond to this unprecedented four-dimensional challenge?
In this session, David will draw on his recent research to help both large organizations and China policy makers develop a systematic approach to the China challenge, with a particular focus on end-to-end value chain awareness, business transparency and reporting, and the central role of information technology leadership. Read the full paper here.