Thunderdome Debate: Trade and Economic Engagement with China
Please see below the full list of participants.
The Hon. Christopher Padilla – Former Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce | Vice President, government and regulatory affairs, at IBM Corporation
Dr. Mary Lovely – Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics | 2022 Carnegie Chair in US-China Relations with the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress
The Hon. Nazak Nikakhtar – Former Undersecretary for Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce (Acting) | International trade and national security attorney, Wiley Rein LLP
Ms. Elizabeth Drake – International trade attorney and partner at Schagrin Associates | Former international policy analyst at the AFL-CIO
Technology is the new frontier of international relations. The interaction is bi-directional: technology is defining diplomatic matters while diplomacy is also influencing the development and deployment of technology. Take semiconductors as an example. This is a technology that forms the foundation of digital economy, national security, and productivity in almost all industries. Global supply chain in the semiconductor industry is shaping U.S. foreign policy. Conversely, America’s diplomatic effort has been redefining the supply chain. Tech diplomacy is different from science diplomacy, which became a key pillar for the U.S. and other countries since World War II. Scientists participated in treaty negotiations, engaged in bilateral summits and served as attachés at embassies. Primary topics included nuclear proliferation, super-collider construction, human space exploration and environmental science.
By: Miles Yu
For over a century, tumultuous events thousands of miles away in Russia have impacted China profoundly. Mao Zedong (毛澤東) famously said that the cannon sound of the October Revolution brought Marxism-Leninism to China. Now Xi Jinping (習近平) fears that last month’s Wagner revolt may provide a model for the Chinese Communist Party’s undoing.