As 26 billion 5G devices are about to connect our citizens, industries and public services, the society is increasingly dependent on effective cybersecurity and digital diplomacy. While the US is engaged in an intensive diplomatic effort in ASEAN and Europe to exclude Huawei’s participation in the 5G market, China has also has imposed unprecedented measures to seal off their own 5G infrastructure. What are the learnings from Japan, France, Germany and the UK – and the available policy options for Singapore?
About the Speaker
Mr Hosuk Lee Makiyama is the director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a leading author on trade diplomacy, EU-Far East relations and the digital economy.
He is regularly consulted by governments and international organisations on a range of issues, from trade negotiations to economic reforms. He appears regularly in European, Chinese and US media, and is noted for his involvement in WTO and major free trade agreements. He was also named “One of the 20 most influential people for open internet” by the readers of the Guardian UK in 2012. He was the first author to argue for a WTO case on internet censorship in China.
Prior to joining ECIPE, he was an independent counsel on regulatory affairs, competition and communication, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representative of Sweden and the EU member states towards the WTO and the UN, including WIPO and UNECE. Lee-Makiyama is also a Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics, and currently shares his time between LSE and ECIPE