Chinese Cyber Sovereignty in the Age of US-China Tech Rivalry

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Chinese Cyber Sovereignty in the Age of US-China Tech Rivalry

Author | Affiliation:
Min Jiang | UNC Charlotte

Presenting at:
Panel 3B | Global governance of smart cities, facial recognition and the internet


Abstract:

How appealing is China’s state-centric cyber sovereignty approach compared to competing models such as Silicon Valley’s profit-driven surveillance capitalism model or EU’s emerging human-centric paradigm centered around GDPR? First, this presentation briefly outlines the major tenets of China’s cyber sovereignty framework. Second, it considers how this framework guided the massive overhaul of Chinese Internet and data policies under the current administration including its Cybersecurity Law and emerging regulations for domestic and cross-border data transfer. Finally, it briefly evaluates the relative strengths and weaknesses of China’s cyber sovereignty approach against those of US and EU in the current US-China tech rivalry and potential technological decoupling between the two tech superpowers.


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Min Jiang

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