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New AtlanticistOct 11, 2022
Your expert guide to China’s 20th Party Congress
By Atlantic Council experts
The once-in-five-years event is slated not only to further cement Xi Jinping's rule but also to have impact on a number of policy areas, from China's economy to its relationship with the Global South.
GeoTech CuesJun 17, 2022
The next phase of US-China economic and technological decoupling
By Kit Conklin
The Rebuttable Presumption: President Joe Biden signed the UFLPA into law in December 2021, and enforcement of the Act begins on June 21st, 2022. The Act bans the import of goods or commodities from China produced with forced labor through a “rebuttable presumption,” which states that all goods produced in Xinjiang and/or supply chains connected […]
Kit Conklin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and a global executive that specializes in issues at the intersection of technology, commerce, and international security. He regularly speaks on China issues, data analytics, international finance, and emerging technologies.
In addition to his work with the Atlantic Council, Conklin is a vice president at the research and data analytics firm, Kharon. He helps lead global business development and advises clients on the use of data to augment and scale risk management programs.
Prior to Kharon, Conklin served in various national security positions with the US government. He also supported science, technology, and national security innovation programs at Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Conklin holds an MS in emerging and disruptive technologies from the National Intelligence University and an MA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.