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There often is a perception in the Western world that there is a central strategy in China in control of the overseas investment activities of public and private businesses, particularly in the realm of technology. Reality is more complex, even if the commercial objectives of private investors and the strategic goals of the Chinese state often overlap.

On June 23rd (14:00-15:00), the LeidenAsiaCentre organises a public sessions on the occasion of the publication of a new report. Click here to read it. In this session, Rogier Creemers and the author of the report, Gareth Christopher Heywood, will look more deeply at how Chinese public and private investors operate in the European technology sector. We will focus on a “push-pull” dynamic that developed over a decade between a group of ambitious Chinese investors and a collection of “EuroTech” vendors seeking coveted access to China’s domestic markets. Through this analysis, we will explore the role of Chinese investment in global standard setting, and more broadly, whether China aspires a more prominent seat at the existing global cyber economy table or setting up a new one.

You can register for the event via the link above.

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