MERICS Lunch Talk

China's digital rise: challenges for Europe

May. 02, 2019 13:00 - 14:30

Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Klosterstraße 64
10179 Berlin

Beijing's efforts to become a global leader in digital technologies are a challenge for Europe as China’s digital rise is not only spurred by economic interests but also by political goals. China is well on its way to becoming a global leader in key emerging and digital technologies and is proactively shaping international standards for emerging technologies, including blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G.

At a Lunch Talk on May 2, MERICS experts Kristin Shi-Kupfer and Mareike Ohlberg presented findings from their recent study „China’s Digital Rise. Challenges for Europe.“ The presentations were followed by a discussion with Rebekka Weiß, Head of Data Protection and Consumer Law at Bitkom e.V., and Stefan Heumann, Member of the management board of Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV), moderated by Claudia Wessling, Head of Publications at MERICS.