How Sustainable Is the China Innovation Juggernaut?

November 03, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

In a relatively short period of time, China has gone from being perceived as an innovation laggard to being viewed as an "innovation juggernaut." Has China's "long march" to become a global technological leader been successful? What are the realistic prospects for China's innovation system, especially in light of Western constraints on cross-border research collaboration and the flow of advanced know-how into China in fields like semiconductors and artificial intelligence? This panel of seasoned experts will provide insights into the key variables that will shape China's emerging technological trajectory: Paul Triolo, Eurasia Group; Craig Allen, US-China Business Council; and Matt Turpin, Hoover Institution; moderated by Denis Simon, Executive Director of the Center. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law; co-sponsored by the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies and the Duke University Asian/Pacific Studies Institute. Registration required: More information: Or contact Balfour Smith:

The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law's seminar series "Conversations on Innovation: New Thinking and New Approaches" seeks to shed light on innovation policy issues that are on the horizon.


  • Craig Allen
    President, US-China Business Council
  • Paul Triolo
    Practice Head for Geotechnology, Eurasia Group
  • Matt Turpin
    Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Denis Simon moderator
    Executive Director, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law


▪ The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law
▪ Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
▪ Duke University Asian/Pacific Studies Institute

This online program is free and open to all; however, registration is required.