A technician from Rui'an Hsoar Group debugs a robot in Rui'an City in China's Zhejiang province. China has set ambitious technological targets as part of its “Made in China 2025” campaign, but this has led to allegations of unfair competition at home, theft of intellectual property and strong-arming foreign companies in China into sharing knowledge with Chinese entities. Photo: Xinhua

US-China dispute goes beyond trade: it’s about technology and fair competition

Haibin Zhu says resolving imbalances between the US and China is easy; the real obstacles to preventing a costly trade conflict concern China’s goals for technology, its industrial policy and hesitance to embrace open markets at home

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A technician from Rui'an Hsoar Group debugs a robot in Rui'an City in China's Zhejiang province. China has set ambitious technological targets as part of its “Made in China 2025” campaign, but this has led to allegations of unfair competition at home, theft of intellectual property and strong-arming foreign companies in China into sharing knowledge with Chinese entities. Photo: Xinhua
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