Yuan Ruichen

Researcher, China Going Global; member, BRI Big Data Innovation Application Alliance

Yuan Ruichen graduated from the College of Management and Economics at Tianjin University, and is currently a researcher with the China Going Global thinktank, as well as a member of the BRI Big Data Innovation Application Alliance led by the School of International Studies, Peking University and Tencent. He is also a member of various teams under the National Development and Reform Commission. His research interests include the BRI, Southeast Asia, the digital economy and digital management, and international direct investments.

People walk along a bridge that connects two shopping malls in Jakarta on 14 February 2021. (Adek Berry/AFP)

Chinese academics: How China and ASEAN can deepen digital economy partnership

With the conclusion of the 1st ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting (ADGMIN) last month and the series of digital policies introduced, ASEAN is ready to move forward on building an integrated digital economy. Even as ASEAN aims to become an important player in the digital global value chain, there are areas where China and ASEAN can work together to achieve a win-win situation. Professor Zhai Kun of Peking University and Yuan Ruichen, member of the research group of the BRI Big Data Innovation Experimental Project, suggest cooperation in areas such as building smart cities, cybersecurity and digital governance.