Date: Feb 28, 2020

In response to their experience of western colonialism, countries like China and India have sought to develop their own, indigenous and autonomous technology base. China, in the last 30 years, has succeeded in this endeavour, becoming a major manufacturing power and adopting policies to develop and market its own technologies. Such success, however, is not without critics. Developed countries, especially the US which is its principal trading partner, accuse China of serious breaches of international norms including IP theft, forced technology transfer, and the provision of state subsidy to domestic companies. Even as the US had initially sought to integrate China into the world order, today it is a strategic competitor.

In this paper Manoj Joshi says that “decoupling” of the US and Chinese economies, with its attendant disruption could have grave consequences for the global economy.


Kartik Bommakanti, Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

Hemant Adlakha, Associate Professor, Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, JNU

Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow, ORF & author — Invest, Acquire, Dominate: The rise and rise of China tech

Premesha Saha, Associate Fellow, ORF


11:00 ‒ 11:30 a.m. | Registration

11:30 ‒ 11:35 a.m. | Welcome remarks | Premesha Saha

11:35 ‒ 11:55 a.m. | Presentation | Manoj Joshi

11:55 a.m. ‒ 12:10 p.m. | Remarks | Kartik Bommakanti

12:10 ‒ 12:25 p.m. | Remarks | Hemant Adlakha

12:25 ‒ 12:55 p.m. | Moderated Q&A

12:55 ‒ 1:00 p.m. | Closing remarks

1:00 p.m. onwards | Lunch

Venue Address

Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi