Is China Canceling the Internet?

December 8, 2021

December 8, 2021

6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Online: ET (USA)


Event Description

Many Western consumer tech platforms are giving up on China, and the government in Beijing has been pursuing a sweeping crackdown on many of its own domestic technology giants, in what looks to be part of a broader reset of the relationship between state and society in the communist-led but at times market-loving country. The shifts coincide with the imposition of one of the toughest data-protection regimes in the world.

Where is China heading? What do recent events mean for China’s relationship with the West and Chinese tech leadership and competitiveness?

Join us in conversation with Foreign Affairs Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan and 2021 ASU Future Security Fellow Yi-Ling Liu, as we discuss where China is heading, and what these recent events mean for the future of China’s internet, technological competitiveness, and ties with the West.


Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Editor, Foreign Affairs
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow 2015

Yi-Ling Liu
ASU Future Security Fellow 2021


Andrés Martinez
Editorial Director, Future Tense

Follow the conversation online using #ChinaInternet and by following @FutureTenseNow.


New America

About the Organizers

New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. We generate big ideas, bridge the gap between technology and policy, and curate broad public conversation. Structurally, we combine the best of a policy research institute, technology laboratory, public forum, media platform, and a venture capital fund for ideas. We are a distinctive community of thinkers, writers, researchers, technologists, and community activists who believe deeply in the possibility of American renewal.

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