Technology ambitions and global challenges
Courtesy of De Balie.
“For nationalistic, military and economic reasons, China does want to become a science and technology powerhouse. They’re very open about this. When I was working as a diplomat, they were clear about the technologies they wanted to incorporate into their military,” said Jaap van Etten, Datenna CEO.
“China is ruled as a big company… and we, in Europe, are not checking on China, or we do not have the tools to check them or just have privacy rules, but we do not enforce on foreign companies.” “For a long time, we had investment screening regulations, but people could not check who the true owner was in China. Actually, regulations are the same, people have no idea who they are exporting to or where data is being shipped to” concluded van Etten.