Little Giants, Single Champions: China’s Blueprint for Asymmetric Industrial Advantage

Chinese government programs to promote “single champions” and “little giants” have been under way since at least 2011. But they have received little international attention. This report seeks to resolve that deficit. The list of “single champions” and “little giants” constitutes a detailed operative blueprint of China’s industrial standing, ambitions, and strategy. 


The Week That’s Done: February 5

The EU goes head to head with the US on industrial policy, right when cooperation is most necessary. Plus, BP says that fossil fuels are out but US oil production surges and the world can't kick coal, China's pending export restrictions on solar and rare earth technology, and General Motors pushes ahead with investments in vertical integration. Plus: spy balloon.