Outbound Investment

In the present era marked by rapid technological advancements, outbound investment in emerging technologies holds significant importance. Outbound investment involves directing investments from one country to another to capitalize on innovative technologies and business opportunities. This field encompasses the strategic allocation of capital to acquire or partner with foreign tech companies, gain access to new markets and foster international collaboration in emerging tech sectors.

As China rapidly advances in technological sectors, the flow of outbound investment between the two nations has raised complex ethical, security and economic questions. American investors may unknowingly fund China’s advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology and 5G infrastructure, inadvertently contributing to potential military-civil fusion efforts and surveillance capabilities. Addressing this challenge requires vigilance, international collaboration and transparent investment practices to ensure that emerging technologies are developed and utilized in ways that align with shared values, security and ethical standards.

Commissioner for Outbound Investment

Richard Kang

Founder & CEO, Prism Global; Fmr Head of Global Strategy, MTV Networks

Commissioner for Outbound Investment

In a world where autocracies aggressively seek to shape a new world order, advanced technologies serve as their primary weapons; yet their role in the geopolitical calculus for free and open societies is dangerously nascent—clearly, tech diplomacy is where the greatest impact meets the greatest need.

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