These trends threaten to disadvantage Australia and require policies to build up the country’s own technological capacities while devising innovative ways to manage, rather than avoid, the risks entailed in growing digital connections with China. (3/3)
Despite US-led efforts to exclude Chinese actors from digital networks worldwide, the economies of East and Southeast Asia are becoming more densely integrated with China through evolving IoT ecosystems and supply chains. (2/3)
Key findings: The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting a growing range of economic and social activity across national borders, while simultaneously expanding the security challenges implied by these connections, including to Chinese state power. (1/3)
NEW RESEARCH: 'The Internet of Things: China's rise and Australia's choices' by @J_B_C16
The digital networks of East and Southeast Asia are increasingly dominated by China's tech, creating social, economic and security challenges that must be managed.