China could be less important than you'd otherwise think. We should still regard them as a key player in the transformative AI landscape nonetheless.
Recently, I started reading AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee, which convincingly introduces the hyper-capitalistic and ruthless Chinese business world as a deterministic ingredient to achieve AI supremacy. In contrast, this article has provided me with a much higher level of understanding by comprehensively and meticulously presenting a holistic perspective of the AI superpower race.
To what extent could most of China's AI successes be hidden from view on purpose, in the hope they are underrated as a potential AI superpower - which might give them the freedom to be more successful in their aims? Achieving an AI superpower under the radar?