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As the US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman concluded her visit to the Asia-Pacific region by meeting with China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Minister Xie Feng on July 26 in Tianjin, the US business community in China has gained further insights about the dynamics between the US and China under the Biden administration. Despite the "return of rationality" in US decision making, as many expected, high levels of strategic distrust still exist between Washington and Beijing.

In the ICT sector, the most concerning aspect is rooted in the lack of harmony between policies in China and the US, particularly around cyber/data security, export controls, and sanctions. With the US still leading in R&D, the recent desire to localize their supply chain and taper their dependency on China, US policies are regarded as hostile from a Chinese perspective. Following the Biden Administration's continued efforts to build a more reliable domestic supply chain, China is responding with their own localization-oriented policies. This growing discord creates a cycle of tit-for-tat retaliation without either side engaging in meaningful conversation that resolves the underlying distrust.

Please join us online and offline at 9:30 AM-11:00 AM (Beijing Time) on Thursday, August 5 to listen to our esteemed speakers' insights on the ever-changing challenges of the ICT sector and beyond.

*This event will be held as a hybrid in-person and online event.

*A light breakfast will be provided for in-person participants (very limited seats available).

*The session will be conducted in English.

*This event is off the record.

*Online access link and offline event location (Sanlitun area, Beijing) will be sent to approved registrants only.

*Further speaker information will be updated.


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