US and China are always at each other’s necks when it comes to trading and the election of Joe Biden will not end this trade war. Biden has already decided to keep demonstratively outgoing Donald Trump’s tariffs as leverage for negotiations. This is signal enough at the new ear of competition between the two superpowers. Apart from the economic war, one other issue that can waver the US out of the game is the control over technology industries. Needless to say, the U.S. ready to deploy some risky weapons to win it.
The US stands in a supreme position as of now despite China’s progress in technology. The Committee on Foreign Investment, under Trump, in the U.S. drastically ventured up its blockage of Chinese acquisitions of U.S. organizations. This is a major way in which China appropriates trend-setting innovation. Even though regular security is the official avocation for this, holding U.S. business strength is without a doubt an extra objective.
Under Biden’s control, CFIUS’s approach will continue to be tough. Chinese acquirers have largely only capital to offer to the US tech industry. Thanks to the continued and constant inflow of domestic and offering money and low-interest rates, it is already awash in that. Another masterstroke that Trump has against China is the export controls.
Export controls forestall U.S. organizations from offering innovation to Chinese organizations. Even though China is getting further developed technologically, its lead organizations rely upon different specific equipment and programming items that are just created by a couple of profoundly particular organizations in the U.S. or other developed nations. For instance, gear used to make semiconductors is imported in China from the U.S. Impeding the progression of these items can seriously hamper a Chinese organization’s business. This weapon was first employed against Huawei Technologies Co., China’s chief telecom hardware producer and the main competitor in the competition to supply 5G innovation. For some time it looked as though Trump had yielded, however this fall he broke down considerably harder.
The controls have prevailed with regards to harming Huawei’s business generously, at any rate temporarily. That has urged Trump to twofold down on the strategy. His organization as of late stretched out fare controls to more than 60 Chinese organizations, including lead semiconductor creator SMIC and world-beating drone producer DJI. The official defense is these organizations’ contribution to the Chinese military. Be that as it may, the most recent round of controls additionally appears to be pointed toward keeping China from picking up strength in any high-esteem, cutting edge industry.
This is a very dangerous game to play since the objective of preventing trading secrets to leak out of the U.S. to China has changed to smashing down the Chinese tech industry which can end up in utter failure.