The Global Innovation Hub of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom moved to Taipei in 2021. There, the Hub will focus on the topics of “digital transformation” and “innovation for democracy”. With its international global network of experts, partners and collaborators, the hub aims to support the Friedrich Naumann Foundation on its way to becoming a creative innovation platform for liberalism.
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The Rise of the e-RMB - China's Plans for its CBDC
Chinas new CBDC, the e-RMB, will give the People’s Bank of China and, by extension, the Chinese Communist Party, almost unlimited insight into the financial lives of its citizens and companies. What are the intensions behind this CBDC? What will this mean for the internationalisation of the RMB? How can Europe react? FNF's Global Innovation Hub has just published an analysis by Andrew Work on the topic
How can Innovation foster Democracy?
What strengthens democracy? What are new approaches, new challenges? Join our conference to hear experts discuss and share their best practices, and ask your questions! In the conference on 24/25 November, we want to examine more closely four topics that can give us some hints about how to go about our goal.
Meet Our Panelists
Join our Innovation for Democracy Online Conference on 24/25 November 2021! You can find out all about our panelists here
More than a Tech Crackdown, It’s Farewell to China’s Economic Reform
Less than two months into the crackdown season on China’s tech sector, starting with the sanctions and investigations targeted against Didi Chuxing on July 2, two days after the U.S. initial public offering of its parent Didi Global, the ferocity of the campaign has only intensified, with its scope widened to more and more sectors, with no end in sight.
Diving into Didi’s Aftermaths: On Data and Capital
The Chinese government's reaction to Didi’s overseas IPO was not an isolated incident - it is looking to install tighter control over data and capital. But it would be short-sighted to believe that this is only relevant for big tech companies such as Alibaba and, most recently, Didi.
Crypto RMB: Finance Innovation or New Tool for Control?
Xi Jinping affirmed a commitment to adopting and dominating the blockchain space and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) made its intentions, if not plans, more explicit. What are the implications for global economic impact?