Online Meeting U.S.-China Technological Decoupling and the Implications for Businesses Jon Bateman, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

August 06, 2020

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Jon Bateman, Fellow of Technology & International Affairs of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was invited to speak to KKC member corporations in an online meeting. Mr. Bateman stated that the U.S. government does not implement a consistent strategy for the technological decoupling of the U.S. and China, because there is competition and conflict among some camps which have different ideas of policy toward China in the Trump administration. He stated that the U.S. is debating the alliances of decoupling and the key point is which countries will join and how they will work. He also pointed out that the U.S. might ask Japan to cooperate with the U.S. in promoting innovation, export management, investment screening and human exchange.

Mr. Tatsuhiko Yoshizaki, Chief Economist of Sojitz Research Institute joined the meeting as a commentator and mentioned that Japan should promote digital transformation to hold an important position in the technological field. A total of 70 people attended this online meeting.