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China’s Technology-Enhanced Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Samantha Hoffman

In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Samantha Hoffman discusses how China’s authorities, driven by a preemptive concern for managing state security, are employing new technologies to augment authoritarianism, with consequences that extend far beyond China’s borders. Dr. Samantha Hoffman is a Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Cyber Center. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.

For more on this topic, read Samantha Hoffman’s May 2019 testimony before the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Additional publications and projects she has contributed to, including Mapping China’s Tech Giants, are available on the website of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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