Professor Chen Participates in U.S. – China Tech Panel with the Library of Congress

News | October 1, 2021

Dr. Wenhong Chen, Asia Policy Program Affiliate, participated in a panel discussion hosted by the John W. Kluge Center on the conflict over technology between the U.S. and China. The Kluge Center at the Library of Congress brings relevant scholarship to the attention of policymakers and the interested public, drawing from the expertise of over 1,000 alumni. Former Kluge Fellow, Aynne Kokas, led the conversation with Dr. Chen, Adam Segal from the Council on Foreign Relations, and Yaqiu Wang from Human Rights Watch. 

Dr. Chen began the discussion by indicating that antitrust measures by the Chinese and U.S. governments would have significant implications for big tech and tech start-ups in both countries. Additionally, she described how the U.S. and China could collaborate in the techno sphere, addressing technological and data governance issues. Dr. Chen then shared her perspective on the tech cold war metaphor between the U.S. and China. The discussion concluded with panelists highlighting the Biden administration’s main challenges regarding China and considering the possible decisions and outcomes. 

Watch the full panel here.