Curl Up With A Think Tank Video: US – China Innovation Forum at CSIS April 10, 2019

I attended the US – China Innovation Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Wednesday April 10 which brought together industry leaders, business consultants and scholars to discuss issues surrounding innovation and US – China trade. I’ll mention hear some of my favorite parts with video links to those bits. 

Video timings add a lot of value for little effort. I’m surprised that they don’t insert the timings in the raw video on YouTube immediately afterwards!  CSIS generates just avalanches of interesting stuff that could easily just vanishes like the sound waves in the conference room.

You can skip around to find stimulating brainwaves for yourself. The program starts 29 minutes after the raw video so if you want to curl up on your coach with CSIS, the start link would be https://youtu.be/2h2Q94KPaPU?t=1772

Highlights

Congressman Rick Larson (Democrat of Washington), co-chair of the House US – China Working Group (web page at https://uschinaworkinggroup-larsen.house.gov/ ) , recently returned from another of his many trips to China with House colleagues from both parties. Trade concerns are bipartisan.

 ** Congressman Larson’s presentation begins at 4:06:13 of the raw video feed at URL https://youtu.be/2h2Q94KPaPU?t=14773

Congressman Larson said there is now an unusual tripartisan alignment in the US Congress on China issues among the security hawks, the trade hawks and the human rights hawks. These factions all cross party line. They usually balance each other out to some degree but they are now aligned in their dissatisfaction with US – PRC relations.


**The health panel and especially Zhang Ligang’s presentation at  https://youtu.be/2h2Q94KPaPU?t=14960
on  how artificial intelligence could even be much more important in China than in the US.  It could boost the productivity and effectiveness of China’s overworked and less educated (80% either BA or MA rather than doctorate in medicine) and improve China’s long term cancer survival rates (now just about one-third of what they are in the USA). [Zhao’s presentation got me thinking about path dependency in development.  As he said, many Chinese have smart phones not and not home computers (I would add phones and not credit cards) and so development takes a different path. Seems like so many difference in US – China development result in overly exciting, hair shirt-wrenching press reports.  Often it just differences in development path. ]

3:00 pm: Panel #4: Case Study: Healthcare          
Moderator:

J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

Panelists: 
Jennifer Osika, Deputy Vice President, International, PhRMA
Zhang Ligang, CEO, iKang Healthcare
Joan Shen, Head of Discovery and Clinical Development, I-Mab Biopharma
Benjamin Shobert, Director of Healthcare Strategy, MicrosoftAs CSIS


** Presentation of John Nueuffer CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association starts at https://youtu.be/2h2Q94KPaPU?t=6803 on the panel.

1:00 pm: Panel #2: Innovating and Executing               
Moderator
:
John L. Holden, Senior Director, McLarty Associates

Panelists:
Steven M. Chapman, Group Vice President, China and Russia, Cummins
Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation
John Neuffer, President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association
Piper Lounsbury Stover, CEO and Cofounder, BINC Technologies, LLC

The Protecting Innovation panel spoke to some central concerns these days!! That panel starts at URL  https://youtu.be/2h2Q94KPaPU?t=10246

2:15 pm: Panel #3: Protecting Innovation                    
Moderator
:
Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair, CSIS

Panelists: 
Robert Holleyman, President & CEO, C&M International
Terrence Brady, President, Underwriters Laboratories Inc
John Larkin, President, Larkin Trade International
Christopher Padilla, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, IBM  

Copied from the CSIS website at https://www.csis.org/events/us-china-innovation-forum-setting-agenda?


US-China Innovation Forum: Setting the Agenda

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
CSIS Headquarters

This is a raw video feed. Event begins at 29:00. Edited video will be posted shortly.

Rapid technological advancements offer a wealth of potential opportunities for business and consumers, but also present a set of serious public policy challenges for the United States, China and others. Maximizing the benefits of innovation requires strong support for R&D and open markets, and policies and practices that effectively protect intellectual property rights, privacy, and national security. Recognizing the difficulty of this multi-pronged pursuit, at our April 10 kickoff event, American and Chinese representatives from industry, finance, government and think tanks will discuss how to best foster, protect, and advance innovation.
 
The US-China Innovation Forum is a joint initiative of the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies and the US-China Business Council.
 

AGENDA

11:30 am: Registration
 
11:45 am: Welcoming Remarks (& Luncheon)
Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
William S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO, The Cohen Group
 
12:15 pm: Panel #1: Financing Innovation (luncheon cont’d)
Moderator:
Martin Chorzempa, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Panelists
Michael Kuan, Founder, Kuan Capital
Joyce Chang, Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan
Vincent Mo, Founder and Chairman, Fang Holdings
 
1:00 pm: Panel #2: Innovating and Executing               
Moderator
:
John L. Holden, Senior Director, McLarty Associates

Panelists:
Steven M. Chapman, Group Vice President, China and Russia, Cummins
Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation
John Neuffer, President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association
Piper Lounsbury Stover, CEO and Cofounder, BINC Technologies, LLC
 
2:00 pm: Coffee Break
 
2:15 pm: Panel #3: Protecting Innovation                    
Moderator
:
Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair, CSIS
                 
Panelists: 
Robert Holleyman, President & CEO, C&M International
Terrence Brady, President, Underwriters Laboratories Inc
John Larkin, President, Larkin Trade International
Christopher Padilla, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, IBM
 
3:00 pm: Panel #4: Case Study: Healthcare          
Moderator:

J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

Panelists: 
Jennifer Osika, Deputy Vice President, International, PhRMA
Zhang Ligang, CEO, iKang Healthcare
Joan Shen, Head of Discovery and Clinical Development, I-Mab Biopharma
Benjamin Shobert, Director of Healthcare Strategy, Microsoft

4:00 pm: Panel #5: Government’s Role in Promoting Innovation  
Moderator:

Christopher K. Johnson, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council

Panelists:
Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) (was not able to come)
 
5:00 pm: Event Concludes This event is free, open to the public and media, and will be streamed live online from this page.

Conference funding comes from Applied Materials and other support to the Freeman Chair in China Studies’ China Innovation Policy Series (CIPS).

About 高大伟 David Cowhig

Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.
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