The Chinese Communist Party has seized on the importance of international standards bodies for the dual and mutually reinforcing objectives of increasing national competitiveness and building international influence on technology adoption and norms of use, Emerging Technologies Fellow Lindsay Gorman writes in Lawfare. To ensure the United States and other democracies remain competitive in the future of internet technology and the norms of cyber governance around it, the U.S. and its allies need to get in the standards game, she argues.