- November 17, 2020
On November 17, 2020, Aspen Germany hosted a virtual EU-China summit simulation focusing on the political dynamics at play in the Euro-Chinese tech policy space. The EU and its member-states are undergoing a massive rethink on technology’s impact on its economy, security, and democracy. Brussels has made its quest for “digital sovereignty” a key strategic priority for the coming years. At the same time, the list of the EU’s tech policy issues with China is long and growing, creating the need to explore the demands, challenges and opportunities in this sprouting tech relationship. Under the German Council presidency, the EU’s strategic relations with China are high on the agenda. Therefore the simulation brought together a group of policymakers, legislators, academics and representatives of the business and civil society communities who are working at the intersection of international security and tech issues mostly from Germany and Europe. The simulation was generously supported by the Open Society Foundations.