What China’s S&T Modernization Means for the U.S.: A Strategic Perspective

April 12, 2021 • 7:00 PM • Virtual

The impressive rise in China's capabilities in science, technology and innovation (STI) raises important questions for the United States and other countries. Chinese progress is rightly seen as providing it with material and intellectual resources to challenge US economic and national security interests. But, after more than four decades of close US-China cooperation in science and technology, it also presents the US with a mixed set of opportunities as well as challenges.

This talk will attempt to inventory the state of US-China S&T relations and suggest a menu of initiatives for the US to adopt in order to secure its strengths as an STI power.



  • Dr. Richard P. Suttmeier, Professor of Political Science (Emeritus), University of Oregon


  • Dr. Denis Simon, Senior Adviser to the President for China Affairs and Executive Director, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law