On Wednesday December 4, 2019, the Harvard University Asia Center and Harvard Project on Europe and Transatlantic Relationship (PETR) will hold a panel about China’s Digital Rise and a U.S.-EU Response.
“China’s rise cannot be meaningfully assessed without a close look at the digital domain. Disputes related to digital technologies feature front and center in the U.S.-China trade war, as China continues making digital inroads on the European Continent. Meanwhile, debates over regulatory measures like GDPR serve as a reminder of the differences between the American and European approaches to data governance. Just how far has China gotten in its quest to primacy in digital technologies like 5G? What underlies China’s fervid pursuit of an AI-fueled national strategy? As American tech firms face sustained pushback from European governments in the latter’s renewed call for “digital sovereignty,” how feasible is a coordinated U.S.-EU response to China’s digital expansion? Finally, how might this all be engendering a new balance between individual right to privacy, corporate interest and state power on a global scale? Join a panel of experts from an array of backgrounds in a vibrant discussion of these pressing topics. “