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Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

(6/27/12) Experts See Need for Strategic Response to China in Clean Energy Sector

Inside US-China Trade June 27, 2012

Vol. 12 No. 26 Three U.S. private-sector experts have advocated to a Senate panel that the U.S. government and private sector should increase their collaboration on clean energy in order to better compete against China in that area, citing a public-private partnership in the area of semiconductors in the 1980s as a model that could be used here. At a June 14 hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, these experts suggested that the U.S. could consider forming another partnership on clean energy products, similar to the one that was formed in 1987 to help U.S. semiconductor companies compete against their Japanese counterparts. Under that initiative, known as SEMATECH, the U.S. government and private sector each contributed $100 million each year. That money was put toward a variety of uses, including bolstering the capabilities of companies that make the machinery that makes semiconductors. Federal funding was cut off after 1996. At the same time, the experts stressed that the U.S. needs to come up with an overall strategy, going beyond even the notion of creating a SEMATECH-like initiative, in order to compete with China in the future. Several pointed out that, in addition to SEMATECH, the U.S. semiconductor industry was bolstered by other measures. Click here to read the entire article at Inside U.S. Trade (registration required)

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