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Stuck In Trade War, US And China Face Uncertain Path To Deal

As the trade war between the world’s two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unsettling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace. The United States insists that China abandon the brass-knuckles tactics it’s used to try to supplant America’s technological dominance. Yet Beijing isn’t about to drop its zeal to acquire the technology it sees as crucial to its prosperity.

Read Here | China Times

The Danger Of Blindly Navigating Data Nationalism

Many companies with a digital focus rely on data as part of their business model, while governments are increasingly worried about the privacy and security issues that arise as a result. But what business practices are acceptable? And what are the limits of appropriate governmental regulation? Unfortunately, international rules in this area are underdeveloped and do not adequately address these issues. 

Read Here – The National Interest

Finding A Foreign Policy For The Internet

The United States government does not yet have a constructive strategy for the internet. Contrary to what the last four years have messaged—that the United States is in a zero-sum technology competition with China and expelling and excluding Chinese technology is the best response—a vision for the internet that does little more than say “no” to China is not a purposeful strategy. 

Read Here | The National Interest

2021 Is The Year The Internet Gets Rewritten

Big Tech’s post-insurrection backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump and the right-wing online incitement machine were unprecedented… There are three conclusions to draw about this whiplash reaction. First, Big Tech’s raw power to redirect online discourse. Second, the opacity, capriciousness and inconstancy with which they wield that power. Third, that Big Tech companies—some of the world’s most astute political actors—are nervous that the rules governing internet capitalism are about to drastically change.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Forget Trade, The Real War With China Is Over Tech

Today it’s technology that ties the world together, not the container ship. To be effective in leading the United States in the 21st century… If Biden really intends to get tough with China, he’ll have to double down on the U.S.-Chinese tech war that has seen Huawei crippled, Chinese semiconductor foundries put under severe pressure, and TikTok brought to the edge of divestment.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Proposals Set Stage For China To Have A Bigger Role In World

China’s blueprint for its future development comes at a historic turning point in which the country is set to play a bigger role in the global economy, according to experts. Their comments come after proposals for the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 were adopted by the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Read Here | China Daily

The Strange Saga Of Meng Wanzhou

Until she was detained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while transiting Vancouver International Airport, the world had not heard of Meng Wanzhou. Now everybody knows that Meng, 48, is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of Ren Zhengfei, chief executive officer and founder of China’s leading technology giant.

Read Here | Asia Times

US Awakens To Rare Earth Mineral Gap

The Trump administration has finally awakened to the frightening fact, that China controls 80% of America’s rare earth mineral supply — a disturbing reality that the Pentagon wants to end once and for all. Rare earth elements are a group of 17 minerals critical to the defense industry’s manufacturing of missiles and munitions, hypersonic weapons and radiation-hardened electronics — as well as consumer electronics like cellphones.

Read Here | Asia Times

5G Unease, Concerns Over Human Rights, Mar China’s Charm Offensive Through Europe

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is lobbying his European counterparts for support amid a geopolitical spat with the United States, but he has been met with concerns over human rights and 5G technology security.

The Cold War Sideshow Includes Economic Espionage With Chinese Characteristics

Chinese economic espionage is one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated campaigns of its type that any great power has embarked upon. An effective response must be closely tailored to avoid unintended side effects.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

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