Sheena Greitens Contributes to Wilson Center Report on The Rise of China & Its Implications

News | August 6, 2021

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Director of the Asia Policy Program, published an essay on Chinese surveillance technology in the inaugural publication from the Wilson Center entitled The 2020-21 Wilson China Fellowship: Essays on the Rise of China and Its ImplicationsHer essay finds that the rise of China’s surveillance state has had a clear global impact: as of late 2019, China had exported surveillance technology platforms for use in policing and public safety to over 80 countries.  These exports raise questions about how this technology will impact global trends in data privacy and data security, human rights and democratic freedoms, and technology competition between the United States and China.The essay concludes with eight recommendations for U.S. policy, beginning with the need for the U.S. to develop a comprehensive, interagency strategy to address the challenges posed by China’s surveillance technologies.