Keith Krach Presents Tim Höttges With A DocuSign Digital Hero Award
China has ramped up its hostility toward Taiwan over the past several months, notably since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island in August. One day after the speaker left Taiwan, the Chinese military launched missiles that hit seas south, north, and east of Taiwan, with five landing in the waters of Japan’s exclusive economic zone, according to The New York Times.
Krach, who is now chairman of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University, says that executives “are having discussions in boardrooms and seeing if they are exposed. The level of risk has risen to almost the level of a cybersecurity breach—for that you have a plan.”
Future relations will likely remained strained, and China will want to keep its options open, analysts said.
“There’s always been mistrust between the two regimes, which historically treated each other as rivals,” Krach noted.
Purdue works with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation on state and federally funded programs in semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing, aiming to bring more of these businesses to the state.