- Nov 2020
Relevance of Technology Alliance for Diplo:
- create Process page and start following - WHO?
- strong focus on cybersecurity ||VladaR||
- relevance for our standardisation project - WHO
- add actors to DW - ||AndrijanaG||
Summary of document
- the main aim of a Technology Alliance is to counter fast tech growth of China; document contains detailed analysis of China's policies and approaches.
- it focuses on supply chains (||VladaR||: potentially relevant for Geneva Dialogue; multilateral export control; new investement mechanisms ( ||TerezaHorejsova|| for various Geneva initiatives); standards (for Geneva-project).
- Technology Alliance has a strong value-basis: promotion of democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- 10 members are 'in'; others are considered; major dilemma is how to bring India in the Alliance.
- risk of China taking western technologies via a few weak points: informal scientific/academic cooperation (||kat_hone|| this could be a reason for growing focus on new science diplomacy; Taiwan's semi-conductor industry which is easily accessed by Chinese tech companies and researchers.
- how to define critical technologies among members of Alliance?
- high relevance of digital standards, mentioning Geneva's organisation, and suggesting practical steps (e.g. funding delegations for standardisation bodies).
- growing importance of open source solution + decoupling hardware from software as a way to counter-balance Huawei's lead in the field of 5G.
regain the initiative in the global technology competition through strengthened cooperation between like-minded countries; protect and preserve key areas of competitive technological advantage; and promote collective norms and values around the use of emerging technologies.
three main aims of technology alliance