TechTank: What Lies Ahead For the U.S.-China Tech Race?

Darrell West
Monday, November 1, 2021, 11:32 AM

The latest episode of TechTank.

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The United States’ relationship with China has grown complicated over the years, with increasing tensions on issues ranging from trade and commerce to technology innovation and national security. During his presidency, Donald Trump imposed trade tariffs, banned some major Chinese companies, and limited access to American hardware components. Since coming to power, President Joe Biden has maintained some aspects of that approach, while also looking to strengthen strategic alliances with allied nations.

What will U.S.-China relations look like going forward? And what are the implications of this ongoing competition for supply chains, cybersecurity, and international commerce?

To discuss these issues and more, host Darrell West is joined on this episode the TechTank podcast by Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and visiting fellow at Brookings, and Rear Admiral David Simpson, USN (Ret.), who served as chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau from 2013 to 2017.

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Darrell M. West is vice president and director of Governance Studies and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of work. West is also director of the John Hazen White Manufacturing Initiative.

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