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Jun 29

The China Challenge: Mixing Economics and Security

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As China grows, it poses a range of challenges to the United States. Some of these are along traditional security or economic lines, but there are also new kinds of issues that mix the two. These include the security implications of Chinese ownership of American debt and Chinese dominance of rare earths production and the commercial implications of cyber attacks and attempts to control the availability of advanced technology. The non-traditional nature of these challenges and their complexity can make it hard to distinguish serious risk from minor risk, hype from reality.

To advance the discussion, The Heritage Foundation is delighted to have Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) speak on the Senate’s views of the security implications of U.S. debt, followed by panels assessing strategic and technological aspects of the Sino-American relationship.

Featuring Opening Remarks by
The Honorable John Cornyn (R-TX)
United States Senator

Followed by 
Panel 1 – Strategic Economic Threats

Claude Barfield, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Markus Jaeger, Director of Global Risk Analysis, Deutsche Bank
Derek Scissors, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

Panel 2 – Technological Threats

James Andrew Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
James Mulvenon, Vice President, Intelligence Division, Defense Group Inc.
Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

More About the Speakers

Hosted By

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.

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