China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries and Innovations Driving the Mainland's Future

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Will China Surpass the United States as an innovationnation?

China is tirelessly working to overcome its technologicaldeficiencies by driving R&D initiatives in government andbusiness and adapting Western Internet platforms for domestic use.It is extending its technological reach through a major drive torival India as a services outsourcing leader and projecting itshigh-tech brands into the companies and homes of other countries.But whether China succeeds will depend on how it handles suchissues as demography, energy dependency, and resourcelimitations.

The environmental challenges posed by China's vast manufacturingsector are well documented, but what isn't widely realized is thatChina is actually outstripping the West in all manner of greeninitiatives, renewable energy investments, research and developmentfunding, and other areas essential to improving the health of theplanet. However, omnipresent government intervention, environmentaldegradation, natural resource exhaustion, and other issues threatento derail China’s rise to superpower status. As the countrymeets global challenges on a scale that few nations can match,China Fast Forward takes a look at what lies ahead and whyChina’s success is important to us all.

In this book, Bill Dodson explores China's reincarnation from aclosed, agrarian nation into a modern, high-tech superpower bent onliterally cleaning up its act.

  • Presents an on-the-ground survey and analysis of China'srenewable and clean energy sector that identifies the kinds ofprojects and technologies Chinese enterprises and local governmentsare hungry for
  • Includes a discussion on how successful Chinese companies aredeveloping their brands to go head-to-head with the world’sbest-known companies
  • Discusses how central government conflicts of interest areactually foiling corporate and official drives to innovation acrossa range of sectors

Taking a look inside China's march toward becoming a sustainablesuperpower through innovation, China Fast Forward presents abalance sheet of the country's technological and social progress onits path to becoming a world leader.

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"China Fast Forward is the first book examining theunderlying structure of whether China will become an innovativenation. Bill Dodson provides us with thorough research andinsightful analysis on a topic that will define the future ofChina."
—Helen H. Wang, author of The Chinese Dream: The Rise ofthe Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You

"Few issues are as important to China's economic future asinnovation. Bill Dodson's timely and thought-provoking study,backed by extensive on-the-ground research, offers fresh insightinto the challenges China will face as it tries to become moreinnovative. It is a vital read for anyone doing business inChina."
—Alexandra Harney, author of The China Price

"In this wide-ranging, vividly-written and clearly argued book,Bill Dodson takes on one of the most important questions of ourage: Having emulated the West in many crucial technologies, canChina now go a step further and innovate its way beyond the hardceiling that constrains global development? From renewable energy,sustainable cities and green transport to the spread of theinternet and civil society, Dodson explores the potential for Chinato spark a new technological revolution. His sobering conclusionswill be of interest to businessmen and policymakers alike."
—Jonathan Watts, author of When a Billion ChineseJump

"China Fast Forward clearly illustrates how China hasstrategically integrated the technologies and industries of othercountries to grasp at the mantle of Innovation Nation. The bookshows through research, interviews and anecdote how a 21st-centuryChina can become an even more formidable force in the world when itunleashes its own innovation engine."
—Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global BusinessManagement, Professor of Management & Human Resources; authorof The Chinese Century: The Rising Chinese Economy and ItsImpact on the Global Economy, the Balance of Power, and YourJob and Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gaina Strategic Edge

"China Fast Forward is an important book. Amidst mostlyunchecked hype of China's global economic and technological ascentcreated in the maelstrom of mainstream Western media, Bill Dodsonurges the reader to take a harder look.?? Dodson artfully weaveshis first-hand observations from a decade of living and working inChina with well-researched facts and figures to provide acompelling account not only of China's technological aspirations,but how the realities of China's social polity and ecologicalconstraints will likely frustrate the fulfillment of suchaspirations.?? The reader is left with a fuller appreciation of theenormous challenges that China faces in its longstanding quest formodernity."
—Julian Wong, Esq., founder and editor of The Green LeapForward Blog

"How China got to where it is today and the challenges that lieahead thanks to the path taken so far are laid out in fascinatingstyle by Dodson, from just about every corner and niche of thePeople's Republic. The juggernaut faces many speed bumps of its owncreation if it is to continue its rise."
—Sam Chambers, author of Oil on Water: Tankers, Pirates andthe Rise of China

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Everyone knows that China is on the fast track to becoming atruly international superpower, but can it maintain its success?Endless horror stories—from tainted pet food to railroaddisasters—severely undermine the nation's aspirations and, asa result, China now finds itself at a critical juncture: it canadopt a more sustainable approach that will allow it to continue asa dynamic powerhouse, or it can fall far short of its incrediblepotential.

In China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries andInnovations Driving the Mainland's Future, China businessexpert Bill Dodson takes an in-depth look at the sustainabilitychallenges facing the country as it works to become a globaleconomic leader. Exploring the Chinese approach toinnovation—which relies heavily on reverse-engineering foreigntechnologies, rather than encouraging domestic creativity—andthe ways in which heavy industry and new brands are being leveragedto build international standing, the book incorporates personalanecdotes and interviews to bring modern China vividly to life.

If the country is to continue to develop, it needs to improveits ability to generate cleaner, more efficient energy to power itsbooming industries. China is already moving away from fossil fuelsand towards sustainable resources that will allow for true energyindependence, and this book shows how, by embracing alternativesources and beginning to address pollution concerns, the country iscoming to grips with the value of green power.

China's path towards superpower status is littered withobstacles. Government intervention is a constant threat to realprogress, but the country is meeting global challenges on a scalethat few nations can match. As China ponders how to respond to theimpediments to its potentially golden future, China FastForward takes a look at what lies ahead, and why China'ssuccesses and failures hold important lessons for us all.

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