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School of Law

Changes Unseen in a Century - China and the Global Digital Order

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Online

The digital realm lies at the heart of multiple global shifts, from “decoupling” in hardware and supply chains, to a growing territorialization and securitisation of concerns surrounding data and surveillance. At the heart of these evolutions lies the tension between the United States and China, the world’s two major digital players. This presentation discusses how China’s engagement with the global digital world has evolved, and how its intention to become a “network power” (wangluo qiangguo) has triggered escalating dynamics of contention from the outside world.

Speaker - Dr Rogier Creemers, Assistant Professor at Leiden University

Rogier Creemers is a Lecturer in Modern Chinese Studies. With a background in Sinology and International Relations, and a PhD in Law, his research focuses on Chinese domestic digital technology policy, as well as China's growing importance in global digital affairs. He is the principal investigator of the NWO Vidi Project "The Smart State: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Law in China". For the Leiden Asia Centre, he directs a project on China and global cybersecurity, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also a co-founder of DigiChina, a joint initiative with Stanford University and New America.

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