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Note: this event will not be livestreamed. The panel discussion will take place in-person in the Humanity Hub in The Hague


China’s emergence as a force to be reckoned with in the digital realm has caused some concern in Western countries, on topics ranging from Chinese espionage and control over data flows to a possible invasion of Taiwan in order to capture semiconductor manufacturing facilities. To what extent are these concerns justified, and what is it we need to know about China’s digital technology capabilities to better assess the future of the digital realm? Join us for a panel conversation with three leading experts in the field, who will shed greater light on these important developments.


Jamie Horsley – The CAC: A Portrait of China’s Digital Regulator 

Jamie Horsley is a Visiting Lecturer in Law and Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.  Her project work and research revolve primarily around issues of administrative law, governance and regulatory reform, including promoting government transparency, public participation and government accountability.


Hunter Dorwart – China and Cross-Border Data Flows
Hunter Dorwart is a Policy Counsel for the Future of Privacy Forum’s Global Privacy team, where he analyzes new bills, laws and regulatory actions around the world with an impact on the digital economy, personal data and data flows. He has previously worked with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on global digital development issues as well as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), a leading standard setting organization for the information communication technology industry.


John Lee – China & Semiconductor Industry
John is the director of East West Future. His analysis is informed by a sophisticated understanding of the political, business and security environments in the EU, Australia and East-Southeast Asia.  His research mostly focuses on China’s semiconductor-related industries and their global relations, China’s cyberspace governance and data regulatory regime, and future telecommunications networks and the Internet of Things.


The event is moderated by Rogier Creemers, Assistent Professor in Modern Chinese Studies at Leiden University and researcher at LeidenAsiaCentre, where he directs a project on China and global cybersecurity.


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