This past week tech giant Google announced it would not provide some of its services to the Chinese company, Huawei, the second biggest mobile handset maker in the world. The Trump administration alleged that Huawei might spy on America and its allies on behalf of the Chinese state. Huawei countered with a motion to block the U.S. ban and statements that it is a victim of the trade war between Washington and Beijing, and its technology is strong enough to withstand American pressure and would, in fact, become the most advanced in the world within years.
With China's companies becoming global players in areas like mobile infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and surveillance, China looks set to pose a serious challenge to the U.S. dominance in technology. So, does China have the necessary expertise and investment backing to make the transition? And how much of that transformation will be affected by China's approach to governance, privacy, and human rights? BBC World host
Ritula Shah led a panel of experts (including Silicon Dragon's
Rebecca Fannin) to discuss what a technology cold war will mean for the two technology superpowers, their allies and consumers.
Here's how I wish I would have responded to this question:
Is there any positive to the US-China Tech War?
Chinese Mini-Apps Beat Google
Mini-programs have become a major force reshaping China's mobile Internet ecosystem, but have only begun to be tested in the U.S. Mini-apps from China's BAT reach 500 million users but Google has only begun to test a similar service.