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CeMEAS Lecture: AIRCRAFT, SPACECRAFT, STATECRAFT Specialist cultures and China-U.S. trade in sensitive technologies
May 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Aircraft, Spacecraft, Statecraft: Specialist cultures and China-U.S. trade in sensitive technologies
Monday, May 2, 2016, 6 pm (c.t.) KWZ 0.610
Alanna Krolikowski, PhD
Visiting Professor of Modern Chinese Society and Economy, Georg-August-University Göttingen
Why are some sensitive, strategic high-technology industries organized into transnational production networks while others are fragmented into national industrial bases? This project explores this general question through a comparison of China-U.S. trade in two strategic, dual-use sectors: civil commercial aircraft and spacecraft manufacture. In the aircraft sector, Chinese and U.S. firms have expanded their trade and industrial partnerships for the manufacture of sensitive items since the 1980s. In the space sector, Chinese and U.S. firms traded in sensitive articles for a decade before policy changes severed these exchanges in 1999. This project explains these divergent outcomes, drawing on data collected through extensive field research.
Image: PaoPao Wang PCPOP.COM, kindly supplied by the lecturer