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Maverick* Research: China vs. U.S. — Digital Giants Battle for Global Disruption

Published: 28 September 2016

ID: G00305201

Analyst(s): Venecia Liu , Vincent Fu, CK Lu


Governments want control, consumers demand mobile services, and emerging countries need a digital civilization infrastructure out of the box. China can better serve and succeed. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Introduction and Order of Battle
  • Why U.S. Internet Companies Should Give Up the Global Market
    • China Doesn't Need the U.S.
    • The U.S. Tried and Failed
    • China's Disruption a Threat or Opportunity to the U.S.
    • China and Emerging Markets Are Leapfrogging to the Mobile Internet
  • The End of Don't Be Evil: Countries Want Control
    • Censorship vs. Don't Be Evil
    • Countries Under Attack: End of Don't Be Evil
    • Innovation Is Fueled by Controlled Competition in China, Not the Free Market
    • Money Drives Government Relationships … and China Is a Big Spender
  • Gifts From the East: China Gives What Emerging Markets Want
    • Social Is the New Bank: The Credit Card System Is Dead
    • China Understands the True Power of the Platform
  • Conclusion: Time to Rethink Global Expansion Strategy

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