Using the new method based on the production process and the data of world input - output database,this paper calculates the domestic technological content and the international competitiveness index of China,Japan and South Korea's manufacturing industry. The results show that the domestic technological content of three countries increased gradually within these years,China's growth rate is significantly higher than the other two countries. However,China's domestic technological content is significantly lower than Japan and South Korea in both manufacturing industry and 18 industrial sectors. Three countries' manufacturing industry all have strong international competitiveness in international market. Both Japan and South Korea have comparative advantage in the capital - intensive industries as well as technology - intensive industries. China has comparative advantage in the labor - intensive industries as well as capital - intensive industries. In the labor - intensive industries,there exists complimentary relationship between China and Japan as well as between Japan and South Korea,there also exists competitive relationship between China and South Korea. In the capital - intensive industries,three countries have significant competitive relationship among each other. In the technology - intensive industries,both competitive relationship and complimentary relationship exist among three countries.
Contemporary Economy OF Japan
global value chain
China - Japan - South Korea
domestic techno- logical content