China Seminar — The Evolution of China’s “Informatization” Policy: From Village Phones to Cyber Sovereignty

Friends of the East-West Center cordially invites you to Spring 2017 sessions of the

CHINA SEMINAR

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12 noon

Maple Garden Restaurant
909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

The Evolution of China’s “Informatization” Policy: From Village Phones to Cyber Sovereignty

Richard D. Taylor

What are China’s plans for Cyberspace? This talk will discuss how Chinese Cyber-policy has evolved, what it currently embraces, and where the Chinese government hopes it will be going. The concept of “Informatization” embraces all aspects of national information technology development, implementation and use. While to an outsider it might look easy for a strong central government to implement a well organized and balanced national plan, the reality has been much more complex. Seized with the importance of the geopolitical implications of Cyberspace, President Xi Jinping has set forth policies, and sought allies, for a Chinese vision of a globally governed Cyberspace whose policies are set by sovereign governments, particularly with respect to content management and cyber security.

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China Seminar — China and America: A Rooster Year and a Trump Presidency

Friends of the East-West Center cordially invites you to Spring 2017 sessions of the

CHINA SEMINAR

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12 noon

Maple Garden Restaurant
909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

China and America: A Rooster Year and a Trump Presidency

James Kelly

This is a very uncertain period and James Kelly will try to update the always complex Sino-American relationship. This year China faces an important five year Party Congress and the Trump administration is shaking up America’s longstanding ties with other countries, the largest being China. Mr. Kelly will leave to others the analysis of Washington DC and American politics. But beyond China’s internal politics, as interesting as they are, China is facing vast economic challenges and, at the same time, initiating significant policies toward the Indo-Asian Pacific region. We will seek to have a discussion of China’s problems and policies and a likely Sino-American summit.
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