Hoover Daily Report

The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights | Day 2

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Hoover Institution is co-hosting The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference on September 29, October 1, October 6, and October 9, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT.

The 2nd day of The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference featured a keynote address by Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman and CEO, Google and Cofounder, Schmidt Futures and a panel discussion on "The Ethics of Doing Business with China and Chinese Companies." 


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Day Content panelists

october 1
9-11AM PDT

Welcome Remarks

Panel 2: The Ethics of Doing Business with China and Chinese Companies

What dynamics are at play in China's effort to establish market dominance for Chinese companies, both domestically and globally? What demands are placed on non-Chinese technology companies to participate in the Chinese marketplace? What framework should U.S.-based companies use to evaluate the risks and opportunities for collaboration and market entry in China? To what extent are Chinese companies (e.g..,TikTok) competing in Western markets required to comply with Chinese government instructions or demands for access to data?

Keynote & Conversation

The Ethics of Doing Business with China and Chinese Companies 
Eric Schmidt | Former Executive Chairman and CEO, Google//Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures
Conversant: Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of GDPi

Mary Hui | Hong Kong-based Technology and Business Reporter, Quartz

Megha Rajagopalan | International Correspondent and Former China Bureau Chief, Buzzfeed News

Alex Stamos | Director, Stanford Internet Observatory & Former Chief Security Officer, Facebook

Moderator: 
Casey Newton | Silicon Valley Editor, The Verge


This event is part of the Project on China's Global Sharp Power. It builds on the Hoover Institution's highly successful report, China's Influence and American Interests, to track the multiple ways that the Chinese Communist party-state is trying to penetrate and sway democracies and global institutions and norms.

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