January 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Georgia Institute of Technology, Bill Moore Student Success Center, Suites A&B
North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
“China’s Great Gamble: Can the Chinese Government Create a Technological Superpower?”
ABSTRACT: In its effort to maintain high-speed growth, China has stepped up government steerage and investment in high-tech industry. Increasingly, this has meant gambling on a new wave of untested technologies: artificial intelligence, 5G broadband communication, autonomous vehicles and smart robotics. This expensive and risky strategy has aggravated conflict with the United States, and given China an enormous opportunity to fail. However, if it succeeds, China will emerge as a new kind of power, showing off its new model as an alternative to American capitalism.
BIO: Barry Naughton is the So Kwanlok Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego. Naughton’s work on the Chinese economy focuses on market transition; industry and technology; foreign trade; and political economy. His first book, Growing Out of the Plan, won the Ohira Prize in 1996, and a new edition of his popular survey and textbook, The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth, appeared in 2018.
Venue: Georgia Institute of Technology, The Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suite A & B (next to the stadium); visitor parking available on North Avenue.
Free and open to the public.
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