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Technology supply chains have been under geopolitical tension in recent years, driven in part by U.S.-China trade disputes and the Covid-19 pandemic. U.S. hawks have been calling on firms to reduce or even cut their reliance on China and this war has already significant impacts on global supply chain and ICT (information and communication technology) industries. Will this U.S.-China tech war continue to accelerate the decoupling of ICT supply chains? What's the defense and offense strategies of geo-tech competition between China and the U.S.? Is it possible for the two major powers to work together to drive innovation in ICT and fighting against the global challenges? What is the potential business and investment opportunities for Hong Kong companies, for example benefiting from the Mainland's rebuilding ICT supply chain and prosperous smart city market?

Join us for an educated analysis with Dr Chen Xi, adjunct associate professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University, and an academic committee member at the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University, about the big picture of China-U.S. Geo-tech. competition. A series of competition strategies by China in this arena, including global merge, global talents, global governance, industrial clusters and regional integration, will be discussed.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Dr. Chen Xi 

Dr. Chen Xi is an expert on geo-tech competition, smart city and corporation strategy. He is an adjunct associate professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University and an academic committee member at the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University. He serves as senior external advisor to the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology and is involved in the national IT industry clusters planning. He was a visiting senior fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He served as president of the Institute of Smart City Research at the ZTE Corporation and an advisor to the ZTE Strategy Committee. He played a leading role in designing smart-city projects in Beijing Sub-center, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Gwadar (Pakistan), and Frankfurt. He completed his PhD under a joint program between Dalian University of Technology and Cornell University, which was sponsored by the China Scholarship Council. He did his post-doctoral research at the School of International Studies and the Office of Science & Technology Development at Peking University and the School of Computer Science at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/04/26 13:00 to 14:00
Venue This seminar will take place online
Media Closed to media
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