Training Course on Chinese Security, Technology, and Innovation

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July 16–18, 2019

Washington, DC

The Training Course on Chinese Security, Technology, and Innovation examines the relationship between national security, defense modernization, technological innovation, and China’s rise as a world power.

Of central interest is how China is mobilizing and applying its economic, political, strategic, corporate, financial, intellectual, and scientific capabilities in conjunction with leveraging external resources to achieve its grand ambition of catching up technologically with the world’s advanced military powers within the next 1–2 decades.

This course is part of the Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC), an IGCC initiative on understanding China’s emerging science and technology capabilities.

Agenda and Course Content

The course incorporates the most recent developments in China’s defense science, technology, and innovation domain, including:

  • Post-2016 organizational reforms of the Chinese military high command and the implications for the acquisition system
  • New initiatives to promote civil-military integration
  • Xi Jinping’s grand vision for China’s transformation into a world-class military and innovative power over the next few decades.
  • Case studies of important areas such as artificial intelligence, hypersonics, and aviation.
  • Methodological frameworks for better understanding defense innovation.


How to Apply

For more information, contact Marie Thiveos Stewart.