Events and Public Speaking
The Future of US-China Tech Relations: Blockchain, Crypto, and Central Bank Digital Currency
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM US Eastern Time
Vanderbilt Hall, 4th Floor Snow Dining Room (in-person only)
Note the change to in-person only
Lunch will be provided
Co-sponsor: Guarini Global Law & Tech
How is China regulating data, blockchain, and the emerging Web3? China’s regulatory approach is based on “cyber sovereignty.” The government actively promotes blockchain technology and has advanced plans for a sovereign digital currency, while also strictly prohibiting crypto mining and trading. With respect to the latest Web3 and metaverse developments, China’s tech companies are working on a “token-less” metaverse ecosystem with unique Chinese characteristics.
Using blockchain and CBDC as examples, we will explore China’s latest innovation policy and the post-20th Party Congress US-China tech race, from AI and semiconductor chips to quantum computing and electric cars. Winston Ma, the author of Blockchain and Web3: Building the Cryptocurrency, Privacy, and Security Foundations of the Metaverse, will discuss these questions with Maria Adele Carrai, co-editor of The China Questions 2 – Critical Insights into US-China Relations.
The Belt and Road Initiative Revisited: Times for Restart?
November 18, 2022, 9:30 am to 6:30 p.m. (CET)
Register for the webinar here
Through the presentation of various case studies, this workshop aims to analyze China’s Belt and Road Initiative since its launch in the middle of the 2010s and to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war on Ukraine on its implementation and development. It is the result of collaboration between the BRImpact research group (IFRAE/Inalco and D2iA/the University of Bordeaux Montaigne and the University of La Rochelle) and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
What is Global China?
November 1, 2022
3:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. EST
Online via Zoom
A talk about China’s international rise, reach, and relations, drawing insights from regions like South Asia and Africa.
With Professors Lauren Johnston, Tansen Sen, and Timothy Oakes