8 July 2019

External Podcast: Casper Wichmann, China tech expert, about tech competition between China and the West, splinternet, 5G and how strong China's tech sector really is

ThinkChina coordinator, Casper Wichmann, sat down with Insightview to talk about China's leading global role in the tech sector. The podcast discusses the situation that the world moved away from a unipolar world with the US as the technology leader, to a bipolar world in which China plays a much larger role, and some would say a dominant role

The podcast also touches upon the areas where China has technological advantages compared to the United States and Europe and vice versa. In this context, it also touches on 5G and how strong the Chinese tech sector really is. It also discusses issues such as whether banning Huawei might be too late? It discusses whether the cross-holdings of patents could make a "tech war" turn into a big mess [read also the articles, Huawei is demanding $1bn in patent fees from Verizon, and Huawei Threatens to Raise Patent Royalties on US Firms].  

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