March 23-24, 2021 | Zoom Webinar
The rapid global expansion in Chinese technologies has created a risk of national security vulnerabilities in the United States. The Trump Administration took aggressive steps to try and combat China’s growing technology influence Starting with Huawei’s 5G and culminating in a series of executive actions to try and effectively ban Chinese owned apps like TikTok and WeChat. This panel discussed the Biden administration’s approach to these technology disputes and how emerging complications, like the Microsoft Exchange hack recently attributed to China, will change the conversation.
The South China Sea has long been a contentious area of complex territorial and maritime disputes between several nations over the abundance of natural resources in the region. As China continues to increase its military presence and build islands, the United States closely monitors the security implications. The panel discussed different perspectives from stakeholders in the region and strategies for the future of the South China Sea.
Panel 3: Chinese Human Rights Challenges for the Biden Administration—The Uyghur People, Hong Kong, and Developing Trends
From harsh crackdowns in Hong Kong under a new Chinese National Security Law to mass internments of Uyghur’s in Xinjiang, allegations of Chinese Human Rights abuses have filled the news over the last few years. This panel discussed the human rights situation in China, and the implications of the Chinese human rights abuses on US national security policy.
Professor James Feinerman from Georgetown’s Center for Asian Law interviewed former Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. The two drew from their wealth of experience to cover challenges to shifting to great power competition, and how the Biden Administration should think about China. The interview was also a live taping of the ABA’s National Security Law Today podcast.