In twenty years, China's expenditures for research and development will surpass those of the United States, a trend that epitomizes nationalistic ambitions to regain intellectual prestige for a country that had once invented paper and gunpowder. Tens of billions of dollars have been poured into a new techlogy superstructure as China seeks to transform its ecomy from a crippling reliance on manufacturing outsourcing. Cloud computing represents a dynamic foundation for the new superstructure that can foster the growth of a socio-capitalistic ecosystem, creating a new class of green exports in the form of highly sophisticated software and services. With Cloud computing, China is seeking to establish a new Silk Road, where its cultural products will once again change the world.
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
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Economics: Professional & General
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Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
46 black & white illustrations, 26 colour illustrations, biography