Search this website. You can use fund codes to locate specific funds

Imitator turned innovator- Technological change in China

Recent newsflow about China has been dominated by the Communist Party’s five-yearly plenum. But Gary Greenberg, Head of Emerging Markets at Hermes Investment Management, believes the real story of interest for investors is the radical shift from imitation to innovation within the country’s economy. As China’s technology sector expands rapidly, he assesses its transformative impact on the nation’s economy.

“Change is afoot in the global technology sector. Shenzhen is vying to become the next Silicon Valley – not in the immediate future, but perhaps in the next 15 years. And imitation by the world’s biggest factory is no longer the sincerest form of flattery. China is determined to be at the forefront of the next wave of technological innovation.”

Related articles

Despite a correction, emerging markets are the correct place to be
New research highlights European investors risk ignoring incoming stewardship responsibilities
Keeping the engine running in the auto sector
Can credit investors find stability in the volatile energy sector?
Light in the darkness - a brighter 2019 for emerging markets?
The benefit of the bulk

Press Contacts

Jeannie Dumas, Head of Corporate Communications and Shareholder Relations
Melanie Bradley, Head of Investment & Stewardship Communications
Rachael Dowers, Assistant Manager - Corporate Communications
Hannah James, Assistant Manager - Corporate Communications
Harriet Hall, Associate - Corporate Communications