China’s most recent five-year plan — its 14th, drafted against the backdrop of the increased US-China tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic — stresses economic growth and increasing self-reliance through innovative technology and domestic consumption.
But what do China’s technological ambitions mean for the rest of Asia and the world for the coming decades?
In a three-part series, supported by a grant from JNI, Forkast.News is exploring how China is setting Asia’s technology standards. Each story in the series will be driven by data and will be accompanied by infographics, podcast and video content.
Forkast.News is a news outlet based in Hong Kong that has a strong focus on blockchain, crypto, digital finance and emerging technologies. Forkast was founded by editor-in-chief Angie Lau in 2018 and provides in-depth analysis on the latest trends and technology.
Excited to report on #China‘s technological rise and its impact in the region, and the world. How will the new decade reveal itself as #blockchain initiatives grow? Grateful to have the support of @JN_Institute for this important series. @Forkast_News https://t.co/WgqYZg9FnN
— Angie Lau (@AngieTVLau) March 2, 2021
Forkast employs a team of journalists and tech experts to gather, analyse and curate news from around the world. It provides high-quality, independent reporting across a range of mediums, including videos and podcasts, to help policy makers, investors, analysts and industry leaders stay ahead of the information curve.
“In an age of information overload and misinformation, it is more crucial than ever for journalists to help uncover the stories and explain the technologies that are truly shaping our world,” said Angie Lau.
“Forkast.News is committed to providing accurate, actionable and analytical news to help our audience understand the role Asia is playing in technology disruption, and why it matters to our collective futures.”