Online Event: China's Power: Up for Debate 2020 - Keynote Remarks and Debate 5
On December 15 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am EST, Representative Rick Larsen will deliver keynote remarks on the challenges and opportunities posed by China’s growing power and the view from Congress, followed by a Q&A conversation hosted by Bonnie Glaser, CSIS senior adviser for Asia and director of the China Power Project.
Representative Rick Larsen represents the Second Congressional District of Washington State. Representative Larsen is a co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group, which educates Members of Congress about bilateral issues through meetings and briefings with academic, business, and political leaders from the U.S. and China. Representative Larsen has visited China eleven times.
Following the keynote remarks, from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST, the China Power Project will host a debate on the proposition: "Selective U.S.-China economic decoupling will set back China’s emergence as a global high-tech leader." This debate is the fifth event in the "China's Power: Up for Debate 2020" series.
The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on exports to leading Chinese telecom and semiconductor companies. In addition, the U.S. has taken measures to encourage American companies to diversify their production and supply chains in order to reduce reliance on China. Given the interconnectedness of the global economy, these efforts could pose a challenge to the competitiveness of Chinese tech firms and manufacturers.
Matthew Turpin, Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, will argue that U.S.-China decoupling will set back China’s emergence as a global high-tech leader. Rebecca Fannin, Founder of Silicon Dragon Ventures, will argue that U.S.-China economic decoupling will not set back China’s emergence as a global high-tech leader.
Each debate features pre- and post-event polls. For more information and to cast your vote for or against a proposition, follow @ChinaPowerCSIS on Twitter.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.