This workshop (WS#81) addresses the Internet governance implications of the widening split between the United States and China. Involving experts and government representatives from the U.S., China, Europe, India and South Africa, it seeks answers to the following policy questions about the intensifying conflict between the US and China:

  1. Does the conflict between the US and China threaten to create separate techno-economic infrastructures? Will standards bodies split, will compatibility issues arise?
  2. Do cybersecurity concerns really justify economic sanctions, trade barriers and the blocking of information? 
  3. What policy changes can contribute to peaceful co-existence between the US and Chinese Internets? Between the European and Chinese Internets?

The panel will take place Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:10 am US Eastern time (14:10 – 15:40 UTC)

Moderated by Dr. Milton Mueller, of the Internet Governance Project at Georgia Tech, the discussion features:

  • Stephen Anderson, Acting Deputy Assistant for Cyber and International Communication and Information Policy, US State Department
  • Guo Feng, Ministry of Information Industry and Technology (MIIT), PRC 
  • Charles Mok, ICT sector Legislative Councillor, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Joanna Kulesza, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Jyoti Panday, Researcher, Internet Governance Project
  • Iginio Gagliardone, WITS University, South Africa 

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