Christine Jiang


Christine Jiang

About Christine Jiang

Christine Jiang is a third-year Political Economy and Linguistics student. She is interested in comparative politics and international relations in East Asia and has researched topics like immigration policy, nationalism, and territorial disputes. Born and raised in New York City, she has studied abroad at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, and Akita International University in Akita, Japan. Christine is fluent in Mandarin, Japanese, and Wu, and is learning French and Korean. In her spare time, she likes to practice cooking, calligraphy, and jazz guitar.


China made headlines last year by drafting a law that would have purged foreign technology from strategic sectors.

Why China Changed Its Tech Policy (And What It Means For Cybersecurity And Trade) – Part I 1

Late last year after the National People’s Congress, China made headlines by deciding to cut foreign-produced technology from all future government purchases. It also drafted its very first anti-terrorism law, which included stipulations requiring firms both domestic and foreign to provide the Chinese government with encryption keys, install “backdoors” in software more »


When Presidents Obama and Xi met in June 2013, they set up a U.S.-China Cyber Working Group for cooperation on cyber issues, but China pulled out after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military hackers for stealing data.

Why China Changed Its Tech Policy (And What It Means For Cybersecurity And Trade) – Part II 1

Part I of this post can be found here.  After undergoing readings in October and February, the draft anti-terrorism law was not submitted for a third round of discussion in March, without which it cannot be passed. So why did China back down (and has it really backed down)? It’s possible more »