This hearing examines China’s growing influence in Africa and assesses the implications of this influence for the United States. Panelists analyze the strategic goals of China’s Africa policy and Africa’s significance to Beijing’s broader political and foreign policy interests. The hearing then assesses China’s economic activity in Africa, including its desire for commodities and resources, investment in critical infrastructure and sectors, and role in Africa’s growing digital economy. Finally, it examines China’s growing security presence on the continent, including the evolution of Sino-African military-to-military relations, Chinese participation in UN peacekeeping operations, and China’s efforts to establish a permanent military presence on the continent to support its geopolitical and economic goals.
This hearing examines China’s efforts to improve its national healthcare system and the implications for the United States. It will look at China’s recent efforts to meet the basic healthcare needs of its citizens, who in many cases remain severely underserved by China’s healthcare system. It will discuss how China seeks to use digital healthcare to both address basic systemic deficiencies and develop cutting-edge solutions to emerging healthcare problems. The hearing will also address the role that access to healthcare data—including U.S. healthcare data—plays in China’s development plans, and the extent to which U.S. firms and researchers enjoy reciprocal access to China’s healthcare data.
China has become a leader in developing and exporting its smart cities technologies like networked cameras, sensors, and location services—and the rest of the Internet of Things—to collect a wide variety of data in order to control things like traffic, energy usage, and crime, and to augment stat
This virtual public roundtable discussion “A ‘China Model?’ Beijing’s Promotion of Alternative Global Norms and Standards” assesses the intentions behind China’s efforts to revise international governance institutions, norms, and values. It examines Beijing’s vision for a revised global order, attempts to identify whether a distinguishable “China model” exists, and assesses the extent to which Beijing is seeking to export such a model to other countries.