Past Event

Governing Digital China

April 4, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Forum, Columbia University, 601 West 125th Street, New York

Event Description

China’s digital governance has provoked concerns from observers that the government has fully embraced the direction of “Big Brother” envisioned by George Orwell in 1984. Governing Digital China challenges this totalitarian top-down paradigm, arguing that China’s digital governance is radically different in practice. 

This conversation will dig into the divide between perceptions and realities of digital governance during the Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping eras. Together, they will explore the logic of citizen-influenced corporatism, the bottom-up influences of the country’s largest platforms, and whether the existing linkages between the Chinese state, tech companies, and citizens neatly map on to digital rulemaking beyond China’s borders.

Event Information

Open to the public; registration required. Please contact Anna Marchese at [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by Columbia World Projects