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February 2022

Identifying and Countering China's Global Digital Strategy


Institut Montaigne, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) partner for a joint virtual event to discuss China’s digital ambitions, the security implications of China’s growing digital influence, and what European countries and other like-minded partners can do to address these challenges.

The event will also be an opportunity to discuss the findings of a new report by NBR, which explains how China moves from its diagnosis that the emergence of data as a factor of production is catalyzing a new industrial revolution.

Chinese policymakers view this industrial revolution as a competitive opportunity to leapfrog to leadership of the international system, and have developed a comprehensive global strategy to increase China’s control of and influence over the global digital environment to achieve this objective. This strategy seeks to replace the current liberal and decentralized arrangements with a China-dominated, state-centric order that will create the foundation for a new type of geopolitical power and enhance China’s global influence.

After a keynote speech by Bart Groothuis (Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group, Rapporteur of the Network and Information Security - NIS2 - Directive), François Godement (Senior Advisor for Asia, Institut Montaigne), Tara Varma (Head of the Paris office, European Council on Foreign Relations) but also Mathieu Duchâtel (Director of the Asia Program, Institut Montaigne), Emily de La Bruyère (Co-founder, Horizon Advisory), Greg Levesque (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Strider), Janka Oertel (Senior Policy Fellow and Director of the Asia Programme, ECFR) and Alison Szalwinski (Vice President of Research, NBR) and Matt Turpin (Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, and former U.S. National Security Council Director for China) will feature on the panels, as outlined in the tentative agenda available at this link.

To attend the event, please register in advance by using the "sign up" button above.

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