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World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2021
 
China and US pursuing markedly different digital transformations
The US and China are pursuing radically divergent strategies for digital transformation across business, government and society, the latest digital research from the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) has revealed.
 

Data unveiled today shows how the US tops IMD’s Digital Competitiveness Rankings for the fourth year running. China has risen 15 places in that time, from 30th to 15th.

Based on a mixture of hard data and survey replies from business and government executives, the digital rankings help governments and companies to understand where to focus their resources and what might be best practices when embarking on digital transformation.

Arturo Bris, the WCC’s director and IMD Professor of Finance, said: "The success of rapidly divergent digital strategies rests heavily on public trust in the societal and institutional leaders driving them, and this research is part of our effort to help build a broader understanding and a better-quality public debate."

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