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China’s Tech Sector: Economic Champions, Regulatory Targets

April 8, 2024 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT

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This online event, set for Monday, April 8, 9:00-10:00 am US ET, highlights the key debates around the challenges facing China’s private tech firms. Although they are supposed to be the engine powering China’s economic future, they are also facing a range of political and regulatory constraints at home and abroad. This event will consider several questions, including: How does the Chinese state conceive of private tech firms? Is it accurate to describe the last few years as a “tech crackdown”? Where are Chinese firms making the most (and least) progress technologically? Have U.S. restrictions slowed Chinese progress or unwittingly fostered a great leap forward for China’s tech sector?

Trustee Chair Scott Kennedy will moderate a discussion with leading experts on these issues: Angela Zhang (University of Hong Kong), author of the new book, High Wire: How China Regulates Big Tech and Governs Its Economy” ; Paul Triolo (Albright Stonebridge Group and Trustee Chair non-resident senior associate), who specializes in evaluating the tech capabilities of Chinese firms; and Martin Chorzempa (Peterson Institute for International Economics), who is working on project evaluating the scope and effectiveness of U.S. tech restrictions on China.

This event is made possible by generous support to CSIS.

Contact Information

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Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Angela Zhang
Director, Philip K. H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law, University of Hong Kong
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Paul Triolo
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Martin Chorzempa
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics