Regional Responses to China's Geopolitical Assertiveness in Asia
2: Made in 2025: China's Ambitions for Global Dominance in High-Tech Industries
Saturday, March 26, 2022
6:00pm – 7:30pm EST
Location: Conv. Center, Room 316C
US Army War College, United States
Under “Made in China 2025,” China’s 10-year industrial policy, China is pursuing its global dominance in high-tech industries, including the nuclear energy, 5G technology and high-speed railway industries. By mobilizing and funding state-owned enterprises, China offers competitive financing deals and is rapidly increasing its share in the global high-tech markets. This strategy has significant implications for international politics. China’s global dominance in high-tech industries will increase recipient countries’ reliance on China for decades, further increasing China’s influence over BRI countries at the expense of the US, and shifting the balance of power in the international system. Second, the bigger China’s shares of the global markets in the high-tech industries, the more say it will have in shaping rules and norms in both global and domestic governance, sparking concern that it will challenge existing nonproliferation and nuclear export norms and shape 5G-related privacy and data information laws abroad. My research will illustrate China’s ambitions for the Nuclear, Digital, and Iron Belt and Road and analyze their global implications.