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New digital media: The frontline of the U.S.-China tech war
Former MD of CIC Winston Ma discusses his book “The Digital War: How China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace” as well as what lies ahead as China’s flexes new digital muscles to create new forms of value and challenge established tech giants across the world.
TikTok must be divested to U.S. corporations per Trump’s executive order. Clubhouse is blocked in China. At this event, Marcus Brauchli, former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and former MD of CIC Winston Ma will discuss his book “The Digital War: How China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace, as well as why new digital media has become a new frontline in the U.S.-China tech war.
Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is one of a small number of native Chinese who have worked as investment professionals and practicing capital markets attorneys in both the United States and China. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Head of North America Office for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund, for 10 years. Prior to that, Mr. Ma served as the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital, a vice president at J.P. Morgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Ma is the author of China's Mobile Economy (Wiley 2016, among “best 2016 business books for CIOs”), Digital Economy 2.0 (2017 Chinese), His new books in 2020 are “The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds Are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy” (Wiley October 2020) and “The Digital War - How China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain, and Cyberspace” (Wiley December 2020).
Marcus W. Brauchli
Marcus Brauchli is co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media, a global venture-capital firm that invests in innovative media and technology. Its portfolio includes leading digital media players in Indonesia, India, the Philippines and Mexico, as well as global media brands like Minute Media, Atlas Obscura, and media-tech platforms like Piano, OpenSlate and Syte. Mr. Brauchli serves on the board of Gremi Media, a Polish business-media company listed on the New Connect Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, as well as on the board of The News Lens, Taiwan’s leading independent digital-media group. He also is an advisor to Datami, a telecommunications technology startup in Massachusetts, and other startups. Before co-founding NBM, Mr. Brauchli was The Washington Post’s executive editor and a vice president of The Washington Post Co. (now Graham Holdings Co.). During his tenure, the Post extended its record of journalistic excellence with seven Pulitzer Prizes. He led initiatives that quadrupled the Post’s digital audience and integrated digital and video content into its regular output. Mr. Brauchli came to the Post from a long career at The Wall Street Journal, where he was managing editor, the top editor responsible for the Journal globally as well as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and MarketWatch, the financial-news website.
Anla Cheng is the Founder and CEO of SupChina, an independent digital China news, business, events, consulting marketplace platform and podcasts. SupChina informs and connects a global audience regarding the business, technology, politics, culture and society of China. Prior to this, Ms. Cheng ran a Family Office of Asian Hedge Fund of Funds. Centenium Capital. Her career included work as Asia Head, SVP at Robert Fleming, (bought out by JP Morgan). Her career began at Goldman Sachs, then Citi where she was a Pacific Basin analyst, then became an Asian Portfolio Manager for both Institutional and Private Wealth Group. Ms. Cheng received her MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. She is a Trustee of the following Boards: Vice-Chair of China/US at TNC (The Nature Conservancy); Facing History and Ourselves(past Chair of China Project); Vice-Chair at China Institute; and past Trustee and current member of Committee 100. Ms. Cheng is also China/ Global Council Member of Brookings and a Member of NCUSCR and Columbia University's China Global Center.