Posts Under: China

AI Landscape: China Overtaking the United States is Possible but Not Inevitable

SIIA has done many artificial intelligence (AI) spotlights this year where we have featured impressive, boundary-breaking technology in the space.  We have also released a handful of issue briefs, culminating in the most recent brief that we’ve released on Algorithms and Ethics.  What we have not done until this point, is feature how different countries and regions across the globe are prepared to handle AI, will benefit from AI, and how they plan to use AI in the future.  In an effort to compare these regions to each other, we will begin publishing the AI Landscape series as an accessory to the AI Spotlight series where we will do just these things.  We begin this series with a feature on China. China According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), global GDP will receive a boost by $16 trillion by 2030 as a result of AI technology.  Nearly half of all that growth will come from China with AI increasing GDP in China by an estimated 1% each year.  C ...

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Chinese Proposed Cross-Border Data Flow Rules Contradict an Emerging International Default Norm for Cross-Border Data Flows

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) recently issued draft “Security Assessment Measures for the Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data.” The draft comes in the context of the Chinese Cybersecurity Law, which is scheduled to be implemented on June 1, 2017.  The National Security Law of China likely also influenced this draft. 

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U.S.-China Trade: Yes it is Time to Try Something Different!

The meeting between President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping appears to have been a productive first get together between the leaders of the world’s most important bilateral economic and political relationship.   SIIA was pleased that President Trump raised concerns about, among other topics, China’s cyber policies on U.S. jobs and exports. 

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SIIA Testifies on China's WTO Compliance

Today I testified before the United States Trade Representative on China’s compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments.  See this document for my testimony and this United States Information Technology Office (USITO) submission to USTR.  In addition to the serious Intellectual Property Rights issues and other matters such as China’s so-called secure and controllable cybersecurity policies discussed during the testimony, today’s hearing underscored three additional big picture factors that that policymakers need to address as a new administration soon takes office. They can be summarized as follows.

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SIIA PARTICIPATES IN U.S. AMBASSADOR’S IPR ROUNDTABLE IN CHINA

The U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, presided over what has become an annual IPR Roundtable on April 24, 2015 in Beijing. I had the honor to represent SIIA on a panel entitled: “The Importance of Copyright to Tomorrow’s Creators.”   Noting 2012 and 2013 groundbreaking reports from the United States and the European Union on the overall contribution that IP-intensive industries make to the economy – “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus” and “IPR Intensive Industries: Contribution to Economic Performance and Employment in Europe” – I focused on the software sector and drew from Robert Shapiro’s 2014 report: “The U.S. Software Industry: An Engine for Economic Growth and Employment” in highlighting the fact that in 2012 software accounted for 2.6% of U.S. GDP, was responsible for 12.2% of fixed business investment, and contributed 15.6% to total labor factor productivity.  ...

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