WEBCAST APR 19 – 30 Years of Internet in China: Between past growth and future challenges

ISOC LIVEOn Friday April 19 2024, at 12:00-13:00 UTC, Diplo, in partnership with the Fuxi Institution, will host a discussion ‘30 Years of Internet in China: Between past growth and future challenges‘.

On 20 April 1994, China connected to the internet. It was one of the most important developments in the digital history of the 20th century. Digitalization has been the engine behind the rise of the Chinese economy, lifting millions out of poverty. Today, China has 1.050 billion Internet users, or 20% of the global Internet population. China displays a vibrant digital economy and is home to many leading digital companies.

In less than two decades, however, telecommunications and mobile technology became the first well-established fields of geopolitical rivalry between the US and China. This dispute for leadership is spreading through a vast array of so-called ‘critical and emerging technologies’, including artificial intelligence. Tension is rising between the two digital powers, and measures have been put in place to restrict access to each other’s digital markets.

Jovan Kurbalija, Director of Diplo & Head of Geneva Internet Platform
Lee Xiaodong, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fuxi Institution & Professor, Tsinghua University
Liu Hao, Acting Chair, School of Global Governance, Beijing Institute of Technology
Rogier Creemers, Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Modern Chinese Studies, Leiden University
Sorina Teleanu, Director of Knowledge, Diplo
Moderator: Marilia Maciel, Head of Digital Commerce and Internet Policy, Diplo

LIVESTREAM https://livestream.com/internetsociety/diplo-china30


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