In a few short years Chinese and American tech companies have supplanted oil and gas and financial companies at the top of the list of the world's biggest firms. But which country will win the battle for overall supremacy?

GAFA & BATX: The New Masters of the Universe

In a few short years Chinese and American tech companies have supplanted oil and gas and financial companies at the top of the list of the world's biggest firms. But which country will win the battle for overall supremacy?

When it comes to the new technologies sector, and AI especially, the USA and China are head and shoulders above the rest. Measured by the number of startups, patents filed or sums invested ($25bn annually by Washington, $65bn by Beijing), the domination of these two economic superpowers in the new-tech sector is crushing.

GAFA vs BATX: To Rule Them All

When it comes to the new technologies sector, and AI especially, the USA and China are head and shoulders above the rest. Measured by the number of startups, patents filed or sums invested ($25bn annually by Washington, $65bn by Beijing), the dominat...

Google, Amazon and other companies are well-known to all, but less well known is the extent of their activities and projects. The BATX though, their Chinese competitors, still have to make a name for themselves beyond the borders of the Middle Kingdom. Let’s run the rule over nine of the world’s tech leaders.

Titans of Tech

Google, Amazon and other companies are well-known to all, but less well known is the extent of their activities and projects. The BATX though, their Chinese competitors, still have to make a name for themselves beyond the borders of the Middle Kingdo...

To facilitate mobile transactions by Chinese tourists, Annie Guo launched Silkpay. She explains her business model to leaders League.

Annie Guo (Silkpay): "The fintech revolution is being led by Chinese companies"

To facilitate mobile transactions by Chinese tourists, Annie Guo launched Silkpay. She explains her business model to leaders League.

Canada's arrest of Meng Wenzhou, a senior leader of China's Huawei Telecoms Group, is yet another episode in the US-China battle for the establishment of 5G, the new generation of mobile communications. It is a highly political arrest that risks having diplomatic as well as economic consequences.

Huawei Executive Arrest: The 5G War Gets Serious

Canada's arrest of Meng Wenzhou, a senior leader of China's Huawei Telecoms Group, is yet another episode in the US-China battle for the establishment of 5G, the new generation of mobile communications. It is a highly political arrest that risks havi...

Google's parent company is transforming its business model. Long focused on internet services, the group is extending its range of hardware launches, from smartphones to connected speakers.

Alphabet: From Software to Hardware

Google's parent company is transforming its business model. Long focused on internet services, the group is extending its range of hardware launches, from smartphones to connected speakers.