Carter Center Report Examines the Dangers of Tech Development in U.S.-China Relations

ATLANTA (Feb. 7, 2023) — The Carter Center today released “Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of High Technology in U.S.-China Relations.”

The latest installment in the Finding Firmer Ground report series examines how technological advancements have increased distrust and uncertainty in U.S.-China relations. From big data to semiconductors, the multiauthor report looks into the geopolitical implications of technological development and what strategies, if any, policymakers in the United States and China can take to mitigate tensions.

This report is the fourth in the Carter Center’s Finding Firmer Ground report series, which explores how dialogue, conflict management, and collaboration between the U.S. and China can sustain peace and prosperity in East Asia. Previous reports examined the role of civil society, the agricultural sector, and educational exchange in managing U.S.-China tensions.

This report is published by the Carter Center’s China Focus. The editors are Yawei Liu, senior advisor on China at The Carter Center, and Michael Cerny, program associate for the Center’s Peace Programs. You can find the report here.

The report is authored by Sara Hsu, Ph.D., clinical professor of supply chain management at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Ja-Ian Chong, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at the National University of Singapore and nonresident scholar with Carnegie China; Rorry Daniels, managing director of Asia Society Policy Institute; Shirley Martey Hargis, nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Digital Forensic Research Lab; and John Lee, director of East West Futures Consulting.


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