A new report of the European research consortium Digital Power China, edited by CHERN Working Group 2 (High-technology and innovation) coordinator Tim Rühlig and supported through CHERN, has been published. The report offers concrete policy suggestions for achieving greater strategic autonomy in four dimensions: strengthening the resilience of supply chains, protecting national security, preserving universal values, and improving European technological competitiveness. It considers semiconductors, blockchain, 6G wireless infrastructure, e-currency, and three cases related to artificial intelligence (AI ethics, AI in car-making and related industries, and AI in smart cities).
The Digital Power China research (DPC) consortium is a gathering of China experts and engineers based in eight European research institutions, including universities and think tanks. In addition, a European non-resident fellow of a US research institution has joined DPC. The group is devoted to track and analyse China’s growing footprint in digital technologies and its implications for the European Union. Based on interdisciplinary research DPC offers concrete policy advise to the EU. Tim Rühlig, Research Fellow at the German Council on Foreign
Relations (DGAP), is the convenor of DPC and co-chairs the initiative with Carlo Fischione, who is a Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.