Chen Xi

Chen Xi

Xi’an Jiaotong University and Peking University

Chen Xi is an expert on geo-tech competition, global smart-city planning and ICT corporation strategy. He serves as senior external advisor to the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology and is involved in the national IT industry clusters planning, as well as national digital and green technologies integration planning. He is also an adjunct associate professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University and an academic committee member at the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University. Chen was a visiting senior fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He served as president of the Institute of Smart City Research at the ZTE Corporation and an advisor to the ZTE Strategy Committee. He played a leading role in designing smart-city projects in Beijing Sub-center, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Gwadar (Pakistan), and Frankfurt. He completed his PhD under a joint program between Dalian University of Technology and Cornell University, which was sponsored by the China Scholarship Council.

Articles by Chen Xi


The China-US Technological Competition and its Opportunity Costs

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The US-China trade dispute is much more than a battle over a US$420 billion deficit, what the tensions are really about is a race for “geo-technological” superiority.


Resolving the China-US Competition and the Greater Global Challenge

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Any accelerated decoupling of the US and Chinese economies is bound to have serious implications for the trading, technology and financial partners of both nations.


What’s Next for the US-China Tech War

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The real challenge lies not in the clash between the two major powers but inside the US, which must tackle widening social inequality.


A Framework for Supervision of Global Internet Technology: Potential for China-US Collaboration

Thursday, January 21, 2021

While the geopolitical-technological (geo-tech) competition between the US and China will continue, the change of administration in Washington offers new opportunities.


Chip Wars and Decoupling: China and the US’s Semiconductor Plays

Thursday, June 3, 2021

In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.