Matt Perault

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Matt Perault is the director of the Center on Technology Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a professor of the practice at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, and a consultant on technology policy issues.

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China

The U.S. Needs a New Licensing Policy for Chinese Companies

Many Trump administration policies will lead to a wholesale decoupling between the United States and China with steep economic and strategic costs to the United States. To avoid this, the Biden administration should implement a fair and transparent licensing regime for the Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (ICTS) rule.

China

Doing Business in China: What the NBA Can Learn from Big Tech

Last week, a controversy in the National Basketball Association (NBA) ignited widespread public conversation about the perils of doing business in China. In a now-deleted post, Daryl Morey, who is the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted a picture of an image that said “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” The Rockets’s owner pushed back, tweeting that Morey “does not speak for” Houston’s team.