Year in Review: Huawei and the Technology Cold War | Council on Foreign Relations


Technology cold war. Decoupling. Weaponized interdependence.

Whatever you call it, the U.S.-China science and technology relationship is being violently remade.

While a tightly linked technology system benefited the United States and China over the last two decades, there is now widespread concern on both sides of the Pacific that the economic and security risks outweigh the gains.

President Xi Jinping has embraced and accelerated policies designed to increase the innovativeness of the Chinese economy and reduce dependence on foreign suppliers.

The Trump administration has put Chinese technologies policies front and center as a danger to U.S. economic and national security.

The eventual outcome of this contest may be two distinct technology systems, with other countries forced to choose if they are going to plug into American or Chinese technology platforms and standards.

Source: Year in Review: Huawei and the Technology Cold War | Council on Foreign Relations

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