Hear from experts on the future of the U.S./China Relationship
Panel: A digital cold war? China and the US Post-COVID
How the U.S. and the rest of the world engages with China has become a key aspect of technology policy, raising difficult questions and tradeoffs. Equipment made by Chinese companies and used in telecommunications networks helps keep costs down and drive competition but raises national security concerns. More generally, global trade is crucial for economic growth and innovation, but business-as-usual effectively turns a blind eye on human rights abuses in China. How should various aspects of technology handle these questions? This panel of experts will discuss these difficult and complex problems.
The panel includes:
- Fiona Alexander, Distinguished Fellow in Residence at American University’s Internet Governance Lab and the founder of Salt Point Strategies
- Aynne Kokas, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
- Samm Sacks, Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow, New America
- Miriam Sapiro, Co-Head of Sard Verbinnen & Co’s Washington D.C. office and Vice Chair of SVC Public Affairs
- David Gross (moderator), Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein LLP
Book Talk: “China: The Bubble that Never Pops”
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The Chinese economy appears destined for failure, the financial bubble forever in peril of popping, the real estate sector doomed to collapse, the factories fated for bankruptcy. Banks drowning in bad loans. An urban landscape littered with ghost towns of empty property. Industrial zones stalked by zombie firms. Trade tariffs blocking the path to global markets. And yet, against the odds and against expectations, growth continues, wealth rises, international influence expands. The coming collapse of China is always coming, never arriving.
Thomas Orlik, a veteran of more than a decade in Beijing, turns the spotlight on China’s fragile fundamentals, and resources for resilience. Drawing on discussions with Communist cadres, shadow bankers, and migrant workers, Orlik pieces together a unique perspective on China’s past, present, and possible futures.
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