Join Margaret McCuaig-Johnston at the latest upcoming SET morning brief on November 6th, as she examines trends in China’s innovation system and technology development relating them to current, emerging threats for western companies and researchers partnering with counterparts in China. It will touch on China’s comprehensive policies and plan for technology development as well as their tactics for accessing western technology and intellectual property. In particular it will address the many ways in which Canadian technology companies have been taken in their joint ventures in China, as well as best practices. The US-China Phase 1 Trade Deal will be discussed as it adversely affects Canadian companies. China’s policy for the integration of military and civilian technology development, as well as military scientists and engineers in Canadian universities will demonstrate the risks faced by Canadian researchers in AI, quantum, and advanced materials. China’s surveillance technologies and the Social Credit System will also be discussed. The risks of Huawei in 5G systems as well as China’s emerging plans for military infrastructure and technologies in the Arctic will be covered. There will also be suggestions for ways that Canada can address the problems that confront us in our dealings with China.
Morning Brief Event Details:
Date: November 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Live online event (registrants will receive details via email)
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Margaret McCuaig-Johnston is Distinguished Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Senior Fellow at the China Institute of the University of Alberta, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa, and a Research Associate at Duke University in Kunshan. She is focused on China’s innovation system, and risks for western technology firms and researchers. Margaret worked in the Canadian government for 37 years, has an MA in International Relations focused on China, and BA in Political Economy.