Online Event: US-China Tech Competition and Cooperation in the COVID-19 Era

April 8, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

For the past few years the U.S.-China interaction in high tech has gradually shifted in emphasis from cooperation to competition. The U.S. has adopted a variety of stern “defensive” measures, China has made technology independence an important goal, and both are trying to attract support for their initiatives from other countries in Asia and Europe. Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed this trajectory? Should we expect greater confrontation, or are there new opportunities for cooperation, particularly in bio-tech? And what is likely to happen when the pandemic is behind us? Three of the world’s keenest tech sector observers — Gary RieschelRebecca Fannin, and Andrew Browne — will offer their reactions to these questions, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This is an online, public event that will be held on the Zoom platform and livestreamed on Facebook. You will be emailed the login information for Zoom as well as how to watch live online. To watch on Facebook, visit our program page here.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS and the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics.

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

Gary Rieschel

Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Rebecca Fannin

Founder, Silicon Dragon Ventures

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum