The United States’ relationship with China has become more complicated over the years, with tensions mounting over matters ranging from trade and commerce to technological innovation and national security. During his presidency, Donald Trump imposed trade tariffs, banned some major Chinese companies and restricted access to US hardware components. Since taking office, President Joe Biden has maintained some aspects of that approach while also looking to strengthen strategic alliances with allied nations.
What will US-China relations look like in the future? And what are the implications of this ongoing competition for supply chains, cybersecurity and international trade?
To address these issues and more, host Darrell West is joined in this episode on the TechTank podcast by Tom Wheeler, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and guest fellow at Brookings, and Vice Admiral David Simpson, USN (retd. .), who served as head of the FCC’s Office of Public Security and Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017.
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TechTank is a biweekly podcast from The Brookings Institution that examines the most profound technology problems of our time. From artificial intelligence and racial bias in algorithms to Big Tech, the future of work and the digital divide, TechTank takes abstract ideas and makes them accessible. Moderators Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Darrell West speak with leading technology experts and policymakers to share new data, ideas and policy solutions to meet the challenges of our new digital world.