Professor Yi Jiming presided over the Ministry of Education's major research project on philosophy and social sciences, "Comparative Study on Cyberspace Governance between China and the United States", which passed the mid-term inspection
At the end of June 2020, the Ministry of Education's major research project on philosophy and social sciences, "Comparative Study on Cyberspace Governance between China and the United States" (18JZD040), presided over by Professor Yi Jiming of Peking University, passed the mid-term examination. Since the project started in November 2018, the research team led by Professor Yi Jiming has published 7 signed papers and submitted 3 consultation reports at provincial and ministerial levels, which has produced good academic and social effects.
With the development of Internet, big data, artificial intelligence and other technologies, cyberspace has broken through the early "online" and "offline", "virtual world" and "real world", and has become a part of people's real life, and the problem of cyberspace governance has become increasingly prominent. China and the United States are two big network countries, both of which regard the development of Internet and its intelligence as their national development strategies. This year's global outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic and its prevention and control have highlighted the great significance of network control and commercial net-working.
China is in the stage of transition from a "network power" to a "network power", and is actively seeking dialogue and cooperation with the network power represented by the United States, and is committed to building a safe, stable, peaceful and cooperative network order. A comparative study between China and the United States can not only accelerate the informatization construction in China, but also contribute to the systematization, legalization and modernization of cyberspace governance in China. While improving the internal governance structure of China's cyberspace, we hope to promote international cooperation in cyberspace by understanding and familiarizing ourselves with American rules, strive for the initiative in cyber games, establish various dialogue and communication mechanisms with the United States, enhance strategic mutual trust between China and the United States, and contribute to the Chinese plan of "building a community of destiny in cyberspace".
The research focus of this topic lies in three major issues: (1) A comparative study of civil communication rules in cyberspace between China and the United States; (2) A comparative study of cybercrime and its social control model between China and the United States; (3) The principle of network neutrality and the legal guarantee of network infrastructure security. In order to carry out the research, the research group has set up five sub-topics: First, "The Basic Framework of Sino-US Internet Cooperation under the New Type of Major-power Relationship"; The second is "Network Freedom, Network Sovereignty and the Construction of a Community of Human Destiny in Cyberspace"; The third is "Differences and Convergence of Civil Communication Rules between China and the United States in Cyberspace"; The fourth is "Comparative Study on Cybercrime and Its Social Control Model between China and America"; Fifth, "The Principle of Network Neutrality and the Legal Guarantee of Network Infrastructure Security".
The members of the research group include scholars from well-known universities at home and abroad such as Peking University, China University of Political Science and Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Royala University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing Normal University, South-Central University for Nationalities, Nanchang University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, and professionals from relevant national ministries and commissions.
Translated by: Shan Baowei
Edited by: Shan Baowei