China's failure to develop a state-of-the-art chip industry failed due to corruption and ineptitude combined with a lack of controls and planning. Almost any time, there are large amounts of money, corruption, and inefficiency rules, just like US medical provides lower quality medical care at the world's highest prices. Any government project is hard to run for many see a bottomless pit of money, and having worked on many billion-dollar projects, the US is no exception, but better than most due to a truly free press combined with the greatest Constitution and Bill of Rights. In any dictatorship, fear rules, discouraging free thinking, which is the key to true progress. SemiWiki is but one example of this.