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20 May 2020, Gateway House

Gateway House Webcast: Alibaba, Amazon…… Jio?

Blaise Fernandes, Director, Gateway House was in discussion with Dexter Roberts, Non resident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative, Atlantic Council and author of ‘The Myth of Chinese Capitalism,’ Lauri Rechardt, Chief Legal Officer, IFPI and B.K. Syngal, Sr Principal, Dua Consulting and Former Chairman and Managing Director, VSNL.

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The discussion encapsulated topics ranging from whether the Facebook investment in Jio will create a digital giant in India on the line of China’s Alibaba to the readiness of Indian regulators for it.


In this Webcast, which was recorded earlier this week (May 14), the speakers make three main points:

a) India needs to prepare its regulations early to welcome investors.

b) Europe will soon have a Digital Services Act that will describe the responsibility of this new, converging, big-tech.

c) Alibaba and similar Chinese companies have a pact with their government to fulfill the CCP’s goals through their businesses.

This video was recorded on Zoom during the sixth episode of the Gateway House Webcast which took place on 14 May 2020.