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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