In The Digital War: How China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain, and Cyberspace, Winston Ma describes the global implications of China’s pursuit of innovation in the cutting edge tech sphere. What is special about TikTok’s machine-learning algorithms that amass hundreds of millions of users in the West? How have Chinese apps for services such as food delivery and e-scooter sharing expanded so quickly? How might the scale and pace of Chinese innovation lead to an AI “arms race” in which China and the United States vie for leadership?

On March 9, 2021, the National Committee hosted a virtual program with Mr. Winston Ma, where he explored how China’s innovation ecosystem drives next generation unicorns and its young netizens participate in the evolving digital economy, and what emerging markets can learn from China as they dive headlong into the mobile-first economy.

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