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Containing Covid-19: Biosurveillance in China and Taiwan

Featuring Digital Minister of Taiwan Audrey Tang, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, and Maya Wang

Tuesday, August 18 7:30–8:30 p.m. EDT | 4:30–5:30 p.m. PDT (Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7:30–8:30 a.m. CST)


In order to effectively contain the Covid-19 pandemic, governments around the world are increasingly turning to technology to track and monitor the spread of infection across society. Both China and Taiwan were early adopters of biosurveillance technology in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. The rapid adoption of these technologies will have implications for personal security, domestic governance, and global policy as other countries look to use similar systems to stop the spread of Covid- 19, and potentially other uses in the future. NBR cordially invites you to join a virtual discussion with Digital Minister Audrey Tang, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, and Maya Wang on how the use of technology and biosurveillance to combat Covid-19 in China and Taiwan intersects with human rights, national security, and civil society.


WELCOME REMARKS Roy D. Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Digital Minister of Taiwan Audrey Tang

EXPERT DISCUSSION Moderator: Melissa Newcomb, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Sheena Chestnut Greitens, University of Texas at Austin

Audrey Tang, Executive Yuan

Maya Wang, Human Rights Watch



Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies

Department of East Asian Studies
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