US Must Build Trust to Counter CCP Authoritarianism: Nobel Nominee
The Epoch Times10.11.22
The United States must work to build trust at home and abroad if it is to effectively counter creeping authoritarianism from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to one nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“‘Trust’ is the most important word in any language,” said former under secretary of state Keith Krach during an Oct. 4 talk with the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank.
“You do business with people you trust. You buy from people you trust. You partner with people you trust. You love the people you trust.”
U.S. leaders, Krach said, should lead the way internationally by divesting from China-based technology corporations connected to forced labor and investing instead in corporations and nations that promote data privacy, security, and human rights.
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
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