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It is difficult for Biden to reverse the US-China technology war

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec20,2023 #Biden #China #technology
It is difficult for Biden to reverse the US-China technology war 4
It is difficult for Biden to reverse the US-China technology war 4

Over the past four years, the policy conflict between US President Donald Trump’s administration and China is said to have brought relations between the world’s two largest economies to their lowest level in decades, with disagreements in

Washington has tightened export controls, blocking Chinese telecommunications corporation Huawei from accessing technology originating from the US, accusing the company of stealing intellectual property and being a threat to security.

The Trump administration also restricted some investment flows from the US to China, imposed sanctions on China’s leading artificial intelligence companies such as Megvii or SenseTime, and publicly expressed its intention to

During the opening session of the Republican National Convention on August 24, Trump warned that China would `own` the United States if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, his opponent, was elected in November.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke in Tampa, Florida, USA, on September 15.

William Evanina, director of the US National Security and Counterintelligence Center, also said last month that Beijing would prefer Biden to be elected than Trump, because the Republican candidate is not too unpredictable.

However, despite the Republicans accusing the Democrats of being weak before Beijing, many analysts see the current US-China conflict as a long-term and systematic war, especially in the field of conflict.

`US-China relations have little prospect of significantly improving under the Biden administration,` assessed Agathe Demarais, director of global forecasting at the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit.

The technology front is where the US and China compete over artificial intelligence, 5G networks and applications, which are expected to determine who controls the economy in the future.

`No US president wants to be seen as weak against China,` said James Andrew Lewis, director of the technology policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Although the US and China signed a phase one trade agreement in January, the two countries have yet to take any action to prevent increased tensions in other areas, especially investment, security, human rights and

Biden once said that to win the competition with China or any country, the US must `sharpen its own innovation advantage`.

However, Amita Haylock, an expert in Hong Kong at the global law firm Mayer Brown, said that if Biden is elected, US-China relations are still unlikely to change significantly in terms of technology agreements, especially

`The Biden administration will likely continue to accuse China of coercing, or illegally acquiring, the intellectual property of American companies in this country,` predicted professor Elizabeth Freund Larus at Mary Washington University in the US.

Some experts say that Biden, a multilateralist, also has the ability to `make peace` with traditional US allies such as the European Union (EU), which means that China will face many difficulties.

The Trump administration in August announced the `Clean Network Initiative`, in an effort to remove more Chinese technology firms from the US Internet for national security reasons.

However, most analysts believe that the Biden administration will `blow a breath of fresh air` to ease the tense atmosphere between the two countries through other measures, such as lifting sanctions on some important companies.

`Compared to Trump, the biggest difference if Biden is elected is that the key points will be clearer, helping to reduce uncertainty. The risk of the two countries going to war will also decrease and there will be more global cooperation.`

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