The future of the US-China competition for human capital

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW

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Human capital plays an increasingly important role in the sprawling competition between the United States and China. The ability of both Washington and Beijing to sustain economic growth; secure supply chains; create robust science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors; and develop the workforce for the industries of the future depend on their ability to attract and cultivate both domestic and foreign talent. This contest between two of the world’s major powers for the best and the brightest has highlighted several core strengths and weaknesses of how both countries approach talent cultivation. What is the biggest human capital advantage – and weakness – of both the United States and China? What areas of talent cultivation are most overlooked in each country? What lessons should each superpower take from the other in the arena of talent competition?

On January 10, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings will host a panel of experts to discuss the human capital dynamics and respective policy approaches between the U.S. and China and how they will affect geopolitical and economic competition both domestically and on the world stage.

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