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The Battle for Cyberspace
The US, China, and the Battle for Cyberspace: How Washington and Beijing are using tech, diplomacy, and trade to shape cyberspace
We are pleased to welcome you to a Public Discussion on “The US, China, and the Battle for Cyberspace”, jointly organised with the Embassy of the United States in Switzerland.
Analysts on both sides of the Pacific have described an “escalating digital cold war” between Beijing and Washington. Chinese hackers attack the U.S. government and American technology companies; Washington is using punitive measures against Huawei and Chinese surveillance companies, and Cyber Command has adopted a more offensive cyber strategy, referred to as forward defense through persistent engagement. Are the US and China doomed to ever more dangerous competition in cyberspace, or can they find common ground for cooperation? What does increasing competition between China and the United States mean for the rest of the world?
Mr Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Dr Robert Dewar, Head of Cyber Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Hot beverages and croissants will be provided at 10 am.