Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Anja Manuel, a former diplomat, is a director of the Aspen Security Forum and co-founder and principal of the strategic consulting firm, Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Manuel, a former State Department official, writes extensively about Asia and China’s rise as a technology power. She is the author of This Brave New World: India, China and the United States, and multiple articles and reports on the technology competition with China. She is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Law School. What follows is a lightly edited interview. Anja ManuelIllustration by Kate Copeland Q: For the past few years, we’ve been hearing a lot about the great power competition between the U.S. and China. What’s that all about when it comes to technology? A: If you look at empires across history, the country with the best technology tenSubscribe or register to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.