The Chinese and US national flags hang on a fence at an international school in Beijing. Technology and geopolitics are entwined, and it is conceivable that Washington does not consider its own strategic interests are advanced by helping Beijing towards its own technology goals. Photo: AFP  
Neal Kimberley
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Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

IP and tech control will continue to inflame US-China relations, whatever the outcome of the trade talks

  • Neal Kimberley says investors hoping for a quick resolution of the current stand-off over trade should brace themselves for a protracted conflict, as both countries compete to protect their technological edge and strategic interests

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The Chinese and US national flags hang on a fence at an international school in Beijing. Technology and geopolitics are entwined, and it is conceivable that Washington does not consider its own strategic interests are advanced by helping Beijing towards its own technology goals. Photo: AFP  
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Neal Kimberley

Neal Kimberley

UK-based Neal Kimberley has been active in the financial markets since 1985. Having worked in sales and trading in the dealing rooms of major banks in London for many years, he moved to ThomsonReuters in 2009 to provide market analysis. He has been contributing to the Post since 2015 and writes about macroeconomics from a market perspective, with a particular emphasis on currencies and interest rates.