The cracking sound of ice breaking in the frozen US-China relationship is audible with the two big powers holding a high-level “virtual meeting” on Tuesday to discuss trade and related issues. In spite of everything, the US and China are finally talking. The backdrop is that in the so-called phase […]
The US imperium is rattled, so much so it’s letting everyone else know about it. Move over the trade war with its bitchy insistence on redressing imbalances, surpluses and deficits; the next phase of conflict with China is being waged in matters of technology, with Huawei’s 5G prowess featuring prominently. […]
A note of fraternal tension has been registered between the United Kingdom and Australia. It began with Britain’s decision to permit China’s technology giant Huawei a role in the construction of the country’s 5G network. While the decision is qualified to non-core functions, as UK officials term it, the irritations […]
It is strikingly bullying and bullish. US officials have been less than reserved in their threats about what Britain’s proposed dealings with Huawei over admitting it to its 5G network might entail. Three Republican Senators – Tom Cotton of Arkansas, John Cornyn of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida – […]
China Removes Its Ambassador From Canada- Decides Canucks Are Too Nuts Under Technocrat Trudeau Regime
Now with Canadian elections fast approaching and finding only anti-Chinese vitriol even among the Conservative Party of Andrew Sheer, China has decided that Ambassador Lu can be more productive if re-deployed to France where greater opportunities for BRI-cooperation can be found.
The main battle between the US and China today is for the position of global technology leader. Washington is using the technology sector to bully Beijing in the hope that it will undermine its economic position as the US once managed to do with Tokyo.
In terms of the bigger picture, China is challenging the US’ monopoly over most of the world’s information-communication technologies (ICT), leading to a sort of “bipolarity” whereby every country is being divided into two separate camps between these two technological superpowers.