Stuck between notoriety and opportunity, Seine-Saint-Denis is not just a regular suburb.
Cross-border data flows govern almost everything we do today. States are facing a dilemma between protection of their data and benefits from free-flow. Europe faces a challenge from the US, the dominating actor in the digital world, and a threat from China’s authoritarian model. Europe must make choices to strengthen its position in the digital field.
On Thursday 15th December, Institut Montaigne welcomed George Magnus, Research Associate for the China Centre of Oxford University and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) for a webinar discussion with François Godement, Senior Advisor for Asia at Institut Montaigne, on the theme: “Decoupling from China? Myth, Reality and Costs”.
After decades of ever-increasing economic interdependence, the concept of ‘decoupling’ has recently emerged in the context of the Sino-US technology war. But is it really decoupling? During this event, George Magnus spoke on how the United States has set the pace with various measures specifically targeting China, and it is being followed by Europe seeking resilience in its supply chains, whilst also discussing how overdependence on China is increasingly seen in Europe as a source of vulnerability and risk.