Special Lecture - 18 Spt by ICSIN published on 2020-09-19T06:02:14Z China-US competition in the digital age differs from US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War. The competition between them is driven by technology superiority rather than ideological expression. Therefore, it will be less possible for them to fall into proxy wars. In the digital age, major powers will accumulate wealth by developing a digital economy, and their national security will rest heavily on cyber security technology. China and the US will compete for digital superiority by scientific invention, which is based on producing more scientists and engineers than the other side. For the sake of global digital influence, China and the US will compete for international digital markets and political friends. Because East Asia will have the largest share of the global digital economy, it will be the core region of China-US competition. East Asia will hence become the region that replaces Europe as the world center within the next ten years. Faced with China-US digital bipolarity, most countries of the world will adopt a hedging strategy toward China and the US. China and the US will likely respond to this situation according to every country’s policy on electronic communication technology. That is to say every country's attitude toward China and the US’s digital technology will play a crucial role in bilateral relations.The world will not witness a new Cold War but a digital age, where policy makers are tested by a grand new situation in human history.