Countering Belt & Road and Beijing’s Plans to Dominate Global Innovation

Amid a time of open challenges to the United States for strategic and economic leadership in the Indo-Pacific by General Secretary Xi Jinping, China’s economic growth is at its slowest pace since 1992.

Through the development of political and economic plans such as the Belt & Road Initiative and Made in China 2025, China is attempting to set global development standards while simultaneously increasing other nations dependence on China’s technologies and its financial and developmental practices.

What is the significance of the Chinese economic slowdown and its implication for the U.S. and its allies?

How can we accurately assess Chinese strengths and weaknesses, and how do we more effectively counter Beijing’s policies and actions that undermine U.S. and allied interests?

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with experts on what China’s attempts to redefine development standards and practices means for the United States in the era of great power competition.

The event will draw on John Lee’s recent report, China’s Economic Slowdown: Root Causes, Beijing’s Response and Strategic Implications for the U.S. and Allies and his upcoming report, Ambition and Overreach: Countering One Belt One Road and Beijing’s Plans to Dominate Global Innovation.

Location: Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400, Washington – US
Date: February 18, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm


Patrick Cronin

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Thomas Duesterberg

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Nicholas Lardy

Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute

John Lee

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

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