Tuesday, September 06, 2011

G.M. Aims the Volt at China, but Chinese Want Its Secrets - NYTimes.com

Interesting times

The government’s demand is the latest example of China’s willingness to use the leverage of Western access to the vast Chinese market to extract concessions on advanced technologies. Policies to force technology transfers from non-Chinese companies have already helped this nation build big industries in areas like wind turbines, high-speed trains and water purification.

Western companies have complained that the tactics create an uneven playing field for business ventures trying to compete with domestic Chinese industries.

G.M. Aims the Volt at China, but Chinese Want Its Secrets - NYTimes.com

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