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manqiangrexue

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Yes, china is quite well governed but China’s growth rates are for the most part - catch-up growth to the technological frontier and the U.S. is pushing the technological frontier. They aren’t directly comparable and all else equal outside of gdp per capita, China would grow faster than the U.S.
That's old times, old man. China already dominates in several high tech sectors, has parity with the West in many others while it's still catching up in some. In virtually all cases (I used virtually because I know of no exceptions though I can't assume I know everything), China's moving faster regardless of being in the leading or chasing position. Meanwhile, as for the US "pushing the technological frontier," I see very little of that compared to pushing the frontiers of desperate underhanded tricks such as robbing its own henchmen and threatening them to not share tech with China, all signs of low self confidence and efforts in vain to keep pace with Chinese progress.

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chgough34

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That's old times, old man. China already dominates in several high tech sectors, has parity with the West in many others while it's still catching up in some. In virtually all cases (I used virtually because I know of no exceptions though I can't assume I know everything), China's moving faster regardless of being in the leading or chasing position. Meanwhile, as for the US "pushing the technological frontier," I see very little of that compared to pushing the frontiers of desperate underhanded tricks such as robbing its own henchmen and threatening them to not share tech with China, all signs of low self confidence and efforts in vain to keep pace with Chinese progress.
The fact that areas where China dominates aren’t the norm and need to be individually spelled out ends up proving the case. Otherwise, the presumption is that U.S. firms have the largest market shares and presence in any given sector. Chinas growth is catch-up growth (hence the slowdown in recent years) and thus can be expected to be faster than the U.S. for a fairly long period of time. Just diminishing returns to capital. As for the U.S. pushing the technological frontier - pretty topical that say, the U.S. was first to market with mRNA vaccines or LLMs and Nvidia GPUs are the talk of the town or U.S. oilfield/fracking technologies causing US oil production to increase substantially or U.S. cloud service providers having a near global monopoly, among countless others.
 
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sndef888

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Actually, China is trending way up in ASEAN compared to a decade ago. I mean even the idiot collin koh admits it.



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Pretty big win for China that I think is quite expected.

End of COVID + new visa exemptions makes China so much easier to visit and see for themselves instead of through Western media.

The only one that's a problem is Philippines. Vietnam may say they hate China but their economy is way too integrated with China's to do anything.

Thailand is a big win. Many were worried it would turn into the next US colony with the election favoring an American educated liberal just a couple months ago. The new PM has heavily promoted ties with China.
 

henrik

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I’m describing the U.S. since China isn’t an exporter of “bulk agricultural commodities”, “LNG”, “F-35”s, or “GPUs” but it can be broadly generalizable

No. It’s social security and Medicare. U.S. military spending as a share of gdp is at all time lows.

With which countries? Which deals has the U.S. been unable to close?

The US was too scared to join the TPP and RCEP trade agreement.
 

henrik

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And someone posted in here a graph that Amazon buys the second largest amount of AI chips…?

"But instead of closing the technological loop with pure automation and AI, the company also had to rely on an
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, who were acting as remote cashiers."

Do they mean they have Indians in India doing the manual calculation as consumers check out at their supermarkets in the US, instead of using their AI software?
 
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"But instead of closing the technological loop with pure automation and AI, the company also had to rely on an
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Do they mean they have Indians in India doing the manual calculating as consumers check out at their supermarkets, instead of using their AI software?
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Randomuser

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Pretty big win for China that I think is quite expected.

End of COVID + new visa exemptions makes China so much easier to visit and see for themselves instead of through Western media.

The only one that's a problem is Philippines. Vietnam may say they hate China but their economy is way too integrated with China's to do anything.

Thailand is a big win. Many were worried it would turn into the next US colony with the election favoring an American educated liberal just a couple months ago. The new PM has heavily promoted ties with China.
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I mean for a country that's supposed to be hostile with China, its the second highest in ASEAN that wants to visit China. Even Singapore with literal ethnic Chinese who can speak Mandarin isn't that high.
 
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