Episode 03: Big Tech in the Global South

This week’s episode was a foray into the emerging superpowers in tech, the US and China, and the effect that they have on developing countries. The US remains the dominant technological force on the global stage due to multiple factors of political, economic and military influence and a pervasive identity in the digital space. With that said, China is fast on its heels investing greater amounts into the global south as part of its Belt and Road initiative which includes a digital Belt and Road.

The US government currently favours a free market approach to its digital dominance while China prioritizes an all encompassing, state leadership approach to its tech dominance. This week’s episode breaks that down in the form of the major players and how this is affecting the global south.

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Links from the show

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-01-10/china-s-digital-silk-road-is-looking-more-like-an-iron-curtain

https://www.huawei.com/us/about-huawei/sustainability/win-win-development/social-contribution/seeds-for-the-future/kenya

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/19/for-africa-chinese-built-internet-is-better-than-no-internet-at-all/

https://www.opic.gov/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/politics/john-bolton-africa-china.html

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-banned-chinese-cameras-20190710-story.html

https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/huawei/148102-what-does-huawei-s-google-ban-mean-for-your-huawei-or-honor-phone

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/What-Huawei-restriction-means-for-Kenya-/1056-5124102-4g7e18z/

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/19/for-africa-chinese-built-internet-is-better-than-no-internet-at-all/

https://digitalcooperation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Kwet_Michael_CFC.pdf

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/digital-colonialism-threatening-global-south-190129140828809.html

https://www.atkearney.com/web/global-business-policy-council/global-trends/2018-2023

https://www.csis.org/analysis/technological-competition-and-china

https://www.csis.org/analysis/technological-competition-and-china

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/06/zte-huawei-china-trump-trade-cyber/563033/

 

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