The US-China trade war is the opening skirmish in a battle for the commanding heights of the future technology world. While tariffs and trade deficits crowd the headlines, the core conflict is about dominating the most important technologies of tomorrow, from silicon chips to artificial intelligence to the internet of things to advanced manufacturing to all manner of communications equipment and standards. Underlying this struggle is the incompatible political DNA of the two countries as well as their mismatched economic systems. What is clear is that this will be a protracted battle. What is less clear is how countries and companies can navigate their way this political and economic minefield.
About the Speaker
James McGregor is Greater China Chairman for APCO Worldwide, and author of two books: No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism; and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. He was a veteran reporter for The Wall Street Journal, CEO of Dow Jones China and Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Mr. McGregor has also been a venture capital investor, entrepreneur and advisor to many multinationals and start-up companies in his more than 25 years in China. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Asia Society Global Council, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the US-China Education Trust. He splits his time between Beijing and Shanghai.
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