Who will shape the architecture of the future digital world order? China’s Digital Silk Road aims to establish China as a global technological superpower, but this effort will not go unchallenged. Our study shows that in Southeast Asia, national governments, businesses and civil society are joined by China, the United States and the European Union in contests over norms on how digital technology should be used. The outcome of these contests will have profound political and social consequences, for the region and for the world.
Marsh, Nicholas; Giacomo Bruni & Ilaria Carrozza (2023) Shaping the Digital Architecture: Contested Norms on Digital Technology in Southeast Asia, PRIO Policy Brief, 5. Oslo: PRIO.