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Research Group: E-Commerce and Mobile Technology

While the trade conflict between the United States and China foregrounds tariffs and trade balances, deeper technological and regulatory forces are also shaping the bilateral relationship and the future of the global economy.

In spring 2018, Abraham Newman of Georgetown University, Henry Farrell of George Washington University, and Xue Lan of Tsinghua University convened a research group in Washington, DC, to address the politics of innovation in an interdependent world. At their fall 2018 workshop in Beijing the group centered its shared research on the future politics and regulation of e-commerce and mobile technology. Their third meeting took place in Washington, DC, in October 2019.





The U.S.-China Technology Relationship in Flux (Video)

October 4, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Blog Posts

Final Insights from the U.S.-China Research Group on E-Commerce and Mobile Technology

December 16, 2019

In this blog post series members of the U.S.-China Research Group on E-Commerce and Mobile Technology reflect on their time working together, what they gained from their dialogue, and their predictions for the U.S.-China technology relationship going forward.


Examining the Impact of the U.S.-China Trade Dispute on Technological Innovation

October 31, 2018

How has the recent trade dispute affected technological innovation or cooperation? In these blog posts, participants in the initiative's Research Group on Business and Trade offer their thoughts on recent developments and prospects for Sino-U.S. collaboration.