Former Google CEO Sounds China Alarm
Eric Schmidt has taken on big challenges before, fighting Microsoft when he led Novell and taking on Brussels when he was CEO at Google. Today, the billionaire is focusing his energy on rousing the U.S. to fight what he sees as its biggest tech struggle yet: competition with China.
What they’re saying: “We have to do whatever it takes,” he told Axios in an interview in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
In Schmidt’s eyes, China has already become a peer of the U.S. and has a clear plan for how it wants to dominate critical fields, from semiconductors to AI, and clean energy to biotech.