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The China Smart State Podcast

The China Smart State Podcast

By LeidenAsiaCentre

'The China Smart State Podcast' is a monthly show discussing the digital transformation of China. How does this transformation affect the politics, economy and society of this rapidly emerging cyber power? The podcast is hosted by Rogier Creemers, Assistant Professor in the Law and Governance of China, with co-hosts Adam Knight, Linda van der Horst & Straton Papagianneas. Every month they invite different academics, journalists, and China watchers. The podcast is produced and financed by the LeidenAsiaCentre, Stanford University's DigiChina Project and The Cyber Task Force of the Dutch MFA.
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#7 China and Digital Standard-setting
#7 China and Digital Standard-setting
In this month's episode of the China Smart State Podcast, Rogier and Linda interview Tim Rühlig about Chinese policies on digital standard-setting. Rühlig is a research fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and is the author of China's Foreign Policy Contradictions (2022). Recently, his research has focused on Chinese policies on technical standardisation.  This talk explores the importance of technical standard-setting, and assesses the motives for and effects of Chinese policies concerning standard-setting. Furthermore, the talk delves into the different domestic and international consequences of growing Chinese presence in global standard-setting processes. It offers a comprehensive introduction into the causes and effects of China's growing influence in this field.  
44:27
April 29, 2022
#6 Tech Investment and Finance in China
#6 Tech Investment and Finance in China
This month on the China Smart State Podcast, Rogier talks with Rui Ma about tech investment in China. Rui has over fifteen years of experience in investment banking and venture capital finance, and spent eight of those years working across multiple industries including real estate and media as well as technology in Shanghai and Beijing. She is currently an angel investor, advisor to several startups and funds, and founder of Techbuzz China. On this episode they discuss everything to do with innovation in China, the private internet sector, companies, finance and investment. On the accompanying Techbuzz China episode they will discuss the regulatory policy side of tech investment and finance. 
46:48
March 31, 2022
#5 The Rise of China's Semiconductor Industry
#5 The Rise of China's Semiconductor Industry
This month on the China Smart State Podcast, Rogier chats with John Lee about semiconductors. John Lee is the director of East-West Futures, a consulting firm focusing on the global impacts of China’s digital technology industries and cyberspace governance system. Previously, John worked as a senior analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin. In this episode, Rogier and John talk about the evolution of the Chinese semiconductor sector. 
49:12
February 28, 2022
#4 China and the Industrial Revolution 4.0
#4 China and the Industrial Revolution 4.0
This month's guest on The China Smart State Podcast is Tai Wei Lim, associate professor at Soka University in Japan, as well as adjunct research fellow at the National University of Singapore East Asian Institute. He is a historian and area-studies specialist whose research focuses on contemporary China and Japan. He also recently published a book called 'Industrial Revolution 4.0, Tech Giants and Digitized Societies'. In this episode, hosts Rogier Creemers and Linda van der Horst talk with him about China's relations with its region through the lens of the Belt and Road Initiative and the fourth wave of industrialization. 
43:59
January 31, 2022
#3 Smart Cities - Xiong'an New Area
#3 Smart Cities - Xiong'an New Area
This month on the China Smart State Podcast, Rogier Creemers and co-host Linda van der Horst chat to Fatoumata Diallo about Chinese smart cities. Fatoumata Diallo is a project manager and research fellow at ISDP’s Stockholm China Center and her research focuses Chinese domestic politics, digital urbanization and China’s foreign policy. Today they discuss the Xiong’an New Area in Hebei province, perhaps the most well-known and biggest smart city project that is currently in development in China. 
28:15
January 03, 2022
#2 Smart Courts
#2 Smart Courts
This month on the China Smart State Podcast, Rogier Creemers and co-host Straton Papagianneas chat to Rachel Stern about the use of big data and artificial intelligence in Chinese courts. Rachel Stern is a Professor of Law and Political Science at Berkeley University, where she currently holds the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies. In this episode, they discuss everything that falls under the term ‘smart courts’, such as the digitization of the litigation process, computer assisted judging and online case filing. 
35:14
November 26, 2021
#1 China's Cyber Diplomacy
#1 China's Cyber Diplomacy
"This month on the China Smart State Podcast, Rogier Creemers and Linda van der Horst are joined by Nigel Inkster, Senior Adviser on Cyber Security and China at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Camino Kavanagh, visiting senior fellow at King’s college London as well as a member of the UN advisory support team to the Chairs of two UN negotiating processes relating to cyber/ICT and international security. In this episode they discuss the cyber diplomatic landscape and China’s approach to cyber diplomacy."
36:02
October 29, 2021