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Mini-Conference: China’s Global Ambitions – Ingenious, Calculated or A Mere Stroke of Luck?
Program
12:00 – Opening remarks, and keynote presentation by Dr. Jue Wang
12:20 – Breakout sessions A and B (see details below)
13: 00 – Wrap up in plenum
13:10 – End of Mini-Conference

Session A: China’s Role in Tackling Climate Change Amid the Altering Global Climate Agenda
China long ago eclipsed the U.S. as the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter. How does today’s climate agenda look like as the U.S. withdrew from the Paris Agreement and what role will China play? Which are the key drivers behind China’s switch to low-carbon developments? What can we learn from China’s and other countries’ journeys on the global climate agenda? And what should European countries consider when engaging on climate change issues with China? Join the session with Greenpeace East Asia’s Li Shuo, who will be giving an introduction to these key questions and will address other questions you may have on China’s and other actors’ role in climate change related issues.

Session B: The Role of Chinese Actors in Future Digital Networks
In an environment of growing suspicion towards China, the role of Chinese actors in future digital networks has been increasingly scrutinized. What are the roles of Chinese firms and other actors in global standards setting and the Internet of Things? Why have Chinese actors submitted a proposal for a ‘New IP’ to potentially replace the Internet Protocol (IP) to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)? What role will China play in the emerging Internet of Things? And what is the debate over Huawei in 5G networks about? Join the session with MERIC’s John Lee, who will be giving an introduction to these key questions and will address other questions you may have on the role of Chinese actors in future digital networks.

Choose your session and submit a question to the expert in charge. Participation is limited to guarantee lively discussions.

Aug 19, 2020 12:00 PM in Zurich

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