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US vs China: Perilous Stakes for Superpowers

Why a US vs China ‘Tech Cold War’ Could be Upon Us

You might have noticed that things haven’t been entirely harmonious between the U.S. and China lately – well, even less so than they normally are, we could say. Earlier this month, the Trump administration added Huawei to a trade blacklist that effectively prohibited American businesses from doing business with the Chinese tech titan. But what are the likely implications of this brewing spat for the U.S., China, Huawei and the world – including ordinary technology users? 

As one may expect, there has been a wide range of reactions to the U.S. government’s bold move, although there is at least consensus that it could be an extremely significant one insofar as the ongoing ‘trade war’ between the two countries is concerned. 

Indeed, it has been suggested that the development marks not just another tactical move in a trade war, but actually the commencement of a ‘tech cold war’ with its own ‘iron curtain’ that, in the words of The New York Times, “threatens to speed up the development of two technology worlds, further isolating one-fifth of Internet users.” […]

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