November 09, 2020

One Big Challenge for Biden? China’s Push for Tech Supremacy

Featuring Eric Sayers

Source: Wired

Journalist Will Knight

As America staggered through the final stretch of a bitter and divisive US presidential election last month, China was putting the finishing touches on carefully drawn plans for economic recovery, an enhanced military, and crucially, increased technological self-reliance.

The proposals, outlined in the Chinese Communist Party’s latest Five Year Plan, highlight a key challenge for president-elect Joe Biden at the outset of his four-year term.

President Trump’s efforts to kneecap Chinese technology have only partially succeeded. Ironically, they may ultimately accelerate China’s development in key cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, chipmaking, 5G, and biotechnology.

Read the full story and more from WIRED.

Authors

  • Eric Sayers

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Eric Sayers is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)....