Featurette on Technology in Chindia

♠ Posted by Emmanuel in , at 11/09/2007 12:52:00 AM
The special report in this week's issue of the Economist focuses on the advancing technological sophistication of China and India. Definitely, it is a topic of great interest. The world's biggest telecoms firm by market capitalization is in China, for instance--China Telecom. And, of course, India is the motherlode of outsourcing. It goes without saying that the growing technological sophistication of these countries will be a big factor shaping the global political economy going forward. If there is a fault with this report, it does not discuss at length how China's nefarious censorship regime may be a hindrance to technologies which rely on the open flow of ideas. You can also stream the podcast with Simon Cox, the author of the special report, using the Snap tool by mousing over this link. Enjoy!