The Impact of Chinese Technologies on Human Rights – Part 1

The digital world is not ephemeral. It still depends on the real physical world and is affected by it. This places Egypt in a special place on the “Belt and Road” map as well as the “Digital Silk Roads”.” Egypt lies exactly at the connection point most frequented by Data exchanged among different parts of the world. 95% of Internet Data traffic goes through submarine cables, and Egypt has the largest number of those cables that connect the old world’s three continents. It’s not surprising that China seeks to be closer to Egypt then. At the same time, the current Egyptian regime finds this an opportunity to get rid of the necessary need for economic ties with the West that comes with the price of being inspected for Human Rights status in Egypt.