China’s Soft Expansion

China plans on having its own Silicon Valley (1) as it finds itself walled-out of US-based startups (2). However, Chinese investments have been welcomed by Israel (3) and Israeli startups have been making inroads into the Chinese market (4), backed by, and bought by (5), some of the giants in the industry (6).

China has moved into India via the app store (7) while Hong Kong expands onto India’s roadways with motorcycle delivery services (8).

The connection between China and Israel can be clearly seen in the amount of bipartisan tech investments (9). Naturally this partnership is a growing concern to the US (10) and a potential issue due to tensions between the US and China (11), and Israel’s place as a traditional US ally, causing trouble as Israel's high-tech sector moves AI innovations towards military applications (12).

China might soon face similar troubles in India as it has in the US as India moves to tighten regulations to encourage the rise of Indian companies (13).

 

References

  1. This is China’s plan to eclipse Silicon Valley

  2. Chinese Money Flees Silicon Valley As Trump Clamps Down On Access To US Tech

  3. SoftBank Ventures Invests in Fourth Israeli Startup, Venture Partner Says

  4. Mobileye paves way for Israeli companies into Chinese automated cars market

  5. Alibaba buys Israeli augmented reality co InfinityAR

  6. Alibaba Backs Israeli Public Transportation Startup Optibus

  7. The Chinese takeover of Indian app ecosystem | FactorDaily

  8. Hong Kong logistics startup Lalamove enters India

  9. Chinese Investments in Israeli Tech Mapped

  10. U.S. Urges Israel to Vet Foreign Investment Amid China Concerns

  11. Israeli high-tech cos caught in US-China crossfire

  12. Edge computing and AI take Israeli auto-tech beyond cars

  13. India may put friction on foreign firms to protect domestic startups


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