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China’s Big Tech: From Free Development to Strict Regulation

Given that over the past decade China's technology sector has evolved practically regulation-free, it is now clear that the same development dynamics will no longer be After a decade of explosive growth, China’s tech sector lost hundreds of billions of dollars in less than two and a half ...


The ‘Thousand Grains of Sand’ To Acquire Ukrainian Military Technology

... companies seems to have irked Beijing. Furthermore, Ukrainian authorities froze shares and imposed sanctions on Chinese individuals and entities involved in the deal. Subsequently, Beijing has reportedly employed covert tactics to acquire Ukrainian military technology. China is interested in Ukraine’s defence-industrial complex. For many years, China’s intelligence service used the cover of public organisations to lure gullible Ukrainian engineers and technologists to move to China to establish and work ...


The Vertical World: An Interview with Abishur Prakash

... the Future (CIF), an advisory firm in Toronto, Canada. Abishur has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, including institutions and governments. He is also the author of five books, including his latest, “The World Is Vertical: How Technology Is Remaking Globalization.” Abishur has appeared in some of the world’s biggest media outlets, including CNBC, BBC, CNN and Fortune. The title of your book is “THE WORLD IS VERTICAL”. What prompted you to write such a book? What was ...


Undercurrents in Russia-China Bonhomie

... settlement of Chinese nationals and leasing of land by them in Russia’s Far East have also raised Moscow’s concerns about China’s growing influence in the region. There have been apprehensions in Moscow about Beijing trying to copy the former’s technology. Many in Russia are of the view that with China’s increasing willingness to play a leading global role, strategic competition between China and Russia may increase, which could “undermine” cooperation. In terms of bilateral trade, Russian ...


Nuclear Energy is not Dead! Understanding the Drivers Underpinning the Ongoing Nuclear Renaissance

... being, and appears to be the much-needed gateway to space colonization. As a result of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in the Soviet Union of 1986 and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011, public opinion remains reluctant to endorse nuclear technology in both the civilian and military sectors. Nevertheless, such energy remains the most ecological and realistic method of production to curb global warming, which explains the commitment of environmental parties, such as the Swedish Miljöpartiet ...


Bergedorf Round Table Discusses Digital Transformation Geopolitics

On March 26–27, 2021, 175th regular Bergedorf Round Table, organized by Körber Stiftung, was held online. On March 26–27, 2021, 175th regular Bergedorf Round Table, organized by Körber Stiftung, was held online. The Round Table explored the geopolitics of digital transformation, including international power rivalries in the digital realm, the threat of a digital schism as well as most promising avenues of international cooperation in the development of new technologies. The Round Table was attended...


The Technological Revolution in China and the USA: What About Europe and Eurasia?

... which fully embrace robotics and artificial intelligence The US military will need to fully embrace robotics and artificial intelligence if it is to maintain superiority over China, according to the Pentagon’s top general.University of Science and Technology of ChinaJoint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley also said smaller, more capable forces armed with long-range missiles would need to be posted more widely around Asia to hem in the top US adversary. “We are in the middle of a fundamental ...


A Unicorn Environment: How to Grow a Startup in China

... become the global leader in the number of patent applications by 2010. China has held the first place for ten years, with most of the patent applications filed by individual enterprises. Analysts say that most Chinese unicorns have been supported by technology giants such as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, JD, Xiaomi, Qihoo 360, Lenovo and Fosun. The giants nurture a new generation of startups by providing a well-developed infrastructure and ample investments, while the young unicorns accelerate the growth ...


EU-Russian ecological cooperation needed despite and because of the Covid crisis

... decision between carbon- and non-carbon economies. Oil and gas will be reduced, but for a foreseeable future still be part of the energy mix. As Prof. Rahr, EU adviser to Gazprom proposed, Russian carbons could be used for the production of hydrogen technology. However it would be a bad idea if Russia for the production of hydrogen would burn gas and raise the CO2 emissions. Hydrogen technology only makes sense if its energy base are renewable energies. Methanol economy With the clean and unlimited ...


AI in International Relations: The Era of “Digital Diplomacy”

... the Enlightenment.” - Henry Kissinger In view of the sorry conditions that the world’s international relations find themselves today, some argue that there may be a case for an upgrade in international diplomacy, perhaps with elements of higher technology in establishing cross-country communication lines. One such area where a technological upgrade is already progressing is the use of AI in international diplomacy. In particular, China has been active in making use of AI in providing insights ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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