About the Talk:
China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war through increasing tariffs and other measures since 2018. The trade war can be attributed to trade imbalances, the US midterm elections and rivalry for global economic dominance. The current US-China trade conflict concerns two major set of issues. The first is the lack of reciprocity in terms of tariffs, market access, and investment. The problem is that there is a second set of issues, which concern technology transfer and high-tech industrial policy, including the Made in China 2025 initiative. The US has demanded that these programs be dismantled because they unfairly disadvantage foreign firms, but China views them as critical to its plans to transform the country into a high-tech power. Definitely, the US and China are competing for supremacy in the suite of advanced technologies that will affect the means of future economic production. US efforts to curtail China's access to American technology are threatening to unravel decades of globalisation and interdependent supply chains and raising the risk of a confrontation that has been likened to a new cold war. What is Trump's next move in the trade/technology war? How the US-China trade/technology could end?
About the Speaker:
Dingding Chen is Professor and Deputy Dean of School of International Studies at Jinan University, China. He is also the founder and Dean of Intellisia Institute, a newly-established independent think tank focusing on international affairs in China. He was the Vice President of International Studies Association (2014-2018). He is currently a Non-Resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Germany, and the School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University. His expertise covers theory of international relations, China-US relations, China’s diplomacy, international public opinions, etc. Dingding holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He was a Visiting Research Fellow of China and the World Program at Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University(2006-2007), Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Government, Hamilton College (2007-2009), and Assistant Professor of the Department of Government and Public Administration, University of Macau (2009-2016). He is also a columnist of Diplomat. In the 2016 US presidential election, professor Chen successfully predicted Trump’s victory and was invited by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to give a speech on Sino-US relations.
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