Has the curtain of geo-technological (geo-tech) competition between China and the United States been raised? Will more Chinese ICT companies be on the sanctions list of American authorities in the future? Can the damages of China-U.S. geo-tech competition be mitigated? What are the impacts of China-U.S. geo-tech competition on the rest of the world? This public seminar will address these questions. It will analyse China’s responses to the trade war and key areas of contention in the geo-tech rivalry between China and the US. In addition, the speaker will discuss China’s possible defense and offense strategies: the further opening up of Chinese domestic market, global merge and acquisition activities, improvement in higher education, and cooperation with other major players in third-country markets.
About the Speaker
Chen Xi is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. His expertise includes geo-technological competition and collaboration. He served as President of the Institute of Smart City Research at the ZTE Corporation and an advisor for ZTE Strategy Committee on issues concerning geo-politics and geo-economics. He played a leading role in the designing of smart city projects spanning from Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Gwadar in Pakistan, to Frankfort metropolitan area. He completed his PhD from a joint program run by Dalian University of Technology and Cornell University. He did his post-doctoral research at the School of International Studies and the Office of S&T Development at Peking University and the School of Computer Science at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.