Oh I have no problems with that, and are in agreement (certain sectors behind/not competitive).I think we need to differentiate a few things here. China's software industry in general may be very well developed and have plenty of talent. We've seen with EV/AVs, the European automakers just can't develop anything. China also has the only alternatives to American tech companies when it comes to e-commerce, social media apps and search engines. What Huawei has done in the past few years is quite impressive. But for certain sectors, it could very well be the case that Chinese software makers are not putting out competitive products.
My personal experience dealing with software engineers from China was about 6 to 7 years ago when I interacted with Shanghai Gold exchange & CFFEX. I wasn't too impressed with what they did. But that could just be because high level of bureaucracy with those organizations.
I just kinda have a problem with abenomics when he just suddenly comes out with, oh China will only catch up in this sector in XX years (not to mention not being clear if it's catch up to what? leading edge? current level?).
While not properly specifying why he thinks so (such as adding that he has talked with industry insiders of chinese firms about it) and also not leaving room for changes but instead basically just asserting it as if it were a fact, despite it being a prediction of the future.
Would have far less problems if he came out with his sources, and then said something like "in about ~10 years, if there are no new development/tech/disruptions", as that way we can have his opinion as well as an idea of why he has such as opinion.