REGIONAL STRATEGIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES PROGRAMME WEBINAR
About the Webinar
What is China’s vision of a digital order? How does it differ from the digital order currently dominated by the West? What does this development mean for other countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia, in terms of the opportunities and risks that these countries will need to come to terms with? Apart from the common features underlying China’s vision and the existing order, there are significant differences which make the West, especially the US, wary. In fleshing out these divergences and assessing their impacts on the world, the speaker will focus on the high-tech war between China and the United States, especially the 5G race, culminating to a potentially fierce competition over industrial standards and the governance of the future digital order. China’s aspiration to become a high-tech superpower poses impending challenges to others. How do countries respond to this China challenge? How do they strike a balance in their relations with China and the United States? How to live with an increasingly confident and assertive China in a digital world?
About the Speaker
Gerald Chan, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Auckland, New Zealand