American flags with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing on September 16, 2018. A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical U.S. infrastructure at risk. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued the warning Wednesday in a report focused on the increasing use of the internet in household appliances. Photo: AP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Who is really to blame, when China supplants America as the global setter of standards, from 5G to infrastructure investments?

  • The real reason 5G and the BRI create alarm and dismay with Trump is they point to China assuming the role the US has long been used to, as the setter of global standards
  • A president who acts first and thinks later is divorcing, or at least alienating, his nation from the global agreements and pacts through which it exerted decisive influence

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American flags with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing on September 16, 2018. A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical U.S. infrastructure at risk. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued the warning Wednesday in a report focused on the increasing use of the internet in household appliances. Photo: AP
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