The rise of China leads to some interesting political and ethical questions. The Communist Party is firmly entrenched in power in China and must be acknowledged if anyone is to interact with the world’s second-largest economy and one of the great nations and cultures. At the same time, the Party has been responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity of the 20th century, and may well now be – through its ongoing genocide in Xinjiang – responsible for the greatest of the 21st.
The Americans are probably a decade ahead of China on supercomputing and artificial intelligence. They intend to maintain the gap.