Hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s Asia Regional Director Michael Vatikiotis, the aim of this conversation is to bring together experts from the United States and China in a joint discussion to consider some of the challenges that lie ahead for cooperation.
Scientists are also Human - Managing the Growing U.S.-China Technological Divide
After a short break to get past the US elections and see in the Administration of President Joe Biden, the US-China Conversation is back. In this fourth episode, HD’s Asia Director, Michael Vatikiotis, a veteran former journalist, discusses the escalating war over technology. Concerns about intellectual property and national security have begun to divide the tech world into two spheres, sometimes referred to as de-coupling. To discuss this emerging ‘techno-Cold-War’ Ms Lindsey Sheppard, Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and Dr. Yu Yang, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University engage in a lively conversation about how to prevent further escalation and better manage concerns about technology and national security.
Reporters Caught in the Middle
In this third episode, HD’s Asia Director, Michael Vatikiotis, a veteran former journalist, discusses the ongoing battle between China and the United States over media representation and coverage with two young journalists from leading Chinese and American media outlets. At a time of growing tensions and uncertainties between the countries they cover, Zhang Qi, Chief US Correspondent with Caixin, a private news magazine, and Gerry Shih, former China-based Reporter with The Washington Post, engage in a vivid conversation about the challenges they face covering the events in the United States and China, and how geopolitics and journalism influence each other on both sides of the Pacific.
The Risks of Armed Conflict in the West Pacific
In the second episode, HD’s Asia Director, Michael Vatikiotis explores the risk of armed conflict between the U.S. and China with Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Scott Swift who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet until 2018 and Zhu Feng, Executive Director of the China Centre for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, at Nanjing University.
Why the U.S. and China Talk Past Each Other
In the pilot episode HD’s Asia Director, Michael Vatikiotis speaks about the state of the US-China bilateral relationship and what could be done to put relations on a better footing to former Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton, and Professor Da Wei of the University of International Relations in Beijing.