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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Philosophy and Public Affairs

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Jefferson Huang

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2018Boris Lee

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The thesis assesses Made in China 2025, China's plan to improve its manufacturing base in high tech industries, and the reactions it has prompted from the international community. The roots of the current China-US trade war can also trace its roots back to MIC 2025 as the US and other Western powers have complained of unfair practices such as forced technology transfers and myriad state-backed acquisitions of foreign technology companies. China justifies its behaviour with its "developing" status, but as it assumes dominant position in multiple high tech industries, that excuse seems to ring hollow. There are signs that China will start to open its markets more and adopt fairer practices.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.