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China and the global semiconductor industry

28 February 2024 13.00 - 14.30
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Virtual seminar

Associate Professor Douglas B. Fuller (Department of International Economics, Government and Business, Copenhagen Business School), Dr Mathieu Duchâtel (Director of International Studies and Resident Senior Fellow, Institut Montaigne, Paris) and Dr Ming-chin Monique Chu (Lecturer in Chinese Politics, Department of Economic, Social and Political Sciences, University of Southampton) will each give a short lecture on China and the global semiconductor industry. The lectures will be followed by a question and answer session.

Douglas B. Fuller is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School. His research focuses on the intersection of Chinese politics, comparative political economy, technology policy and corporate technology strategy. He is the author of Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons: Firms and the Political Economy of China’s Technological Development (OUP 2016, 2019), editor of two volumes on Hong Kong’s innovation system and technology flows between the US, China and Taiwan, respectively, and numerous articles.

Dr Mathieu Duchâtel is Resident Fellow for Asia and Director of International Studies at Institut Montaigne. He was previously Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia and China Program at the European Council of Foreign Relations (2015-2018), Senior Researcher and the Representative in Beijing of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2011-2015), Research Fellow with Asia Centre in Paris (2007-2011) and Associate Researcher based in Taipei with Asia Centre (2004-2007). He has spent a total of nine years in Shanghai (Fudan University), Taipei (National Chengchi University) and Beijing and has been visiting scholar at the School of International Studies of Peking University in 2011/2012, the Japan Institute of International Affairs in 2015, and the Institute of National Defense and Security Research in Taipei in September 2020. He holds a PhD in political science from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris).

For Institut Montaigne, Mathieu Duchâtel recently authored Economic Security: the Missing Link in EU-Japan Cooperation (April 2023), Semiconductors in Europe: the Return of Industrial Policy (March 2022), Technology Transfers: the Case for an EU-Japan-US Cooperation Framework (March 2022), (January 2021), Fighting COVID-19: East Asian Responses to the Pandemic (May 2020, with François Godement and Viviana Zhu), and Europe and 5G: the Huawei Case (May 2019, with François Godement).

Dr Ming-chin Monique Chu, a lecturer in Chinese politics at the University of Southampton, holds MPhil and PhD degrees in international relations from the University of Cambridge. Previously at SOAS and the University of Oxford, her research explores semiconductors' geopolitics, geoeconomics, sovereignty, and Cross-Strait relations.

Known for her groundbreaking monograph, The East Asian Computer Chip War (Routledge, 2013), and co-editorship of Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait (with Scott L. Kastner, Routledge, 2014), she has contributed to prestigious journals like The Journal of Strategic Studies, The China Quarterly, and China Perspectives.

Beyond her academic endeavours, Dr Monique Chu testified before the House of Lords International Relations Committee in March 2018, providing oral evidence on China’s capabilities in emerging technologies. She has been sought after for interviews by major international media outlets, including the BBC, National Public Radio, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her insights cover topics such as the geopolitics of semiconductors, Chinese foreign policy, Cross-Strait relations, and Sino-US relations.

This is one of the events in the on-going China Forum Seminar series, hosted by the China Forum, Jesus College. The seminars, given by eminent speakers, cover a broad range of topics and disciplines.


This is a virtual seminar. Attendance is free. Advance booking is required by emailing:  Priority will be given to members of Jesus College and the University of Cambridge.