S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Intellisia Institute
While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they diverge significantly in approaches to technology and data.
An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.
Fundamental differences between the approaches of the two sides to data governance remain.
Beijing’s moves will intensify the already heated China-US strategic rivalry.
The prospect for building a global architecture for cross-border data flows anytime soon is very limited.
While China and ASEAN are each other’s largest trading partner, they have not reached an agreement to liberalize cross-border data flows essential for digital commerce