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Feb 25, 2020

The United States and China have historically maintained an organic relationship of exchange in the tech world: sharing financial capital, professional talent, innovative research and ideas. At the same time, individual companies have competed for dominance in each other’s and global markets. Yet as cases like Huawei have shown, in recent years Washington has chosen to increasingly restrict and monitor the tech industry's ties to China, in an effort to contend with Beijing's own involvement within this field. In this episode of U.S.-China Insights, expert Matt Sheehan explains the collaborative and competitive nature of the U.S.-China tech relationship, and how it will be affected by attempts to 'securitize' and even decouple the tech sector.

Matt Sheehan is a fellow at the Paulson Institute's think tank, MacroPolo, where he leads the team’s work on U.S.-China technology issues, specializing in artificial intelligence. He is the author of "The Transpacific Experiment: How China and California Collaborate and Compete for our Future."