A shop for Chinese telecom giant Huawei displays a 5G logo in Beijing on May 25, 2020. Photo: AFP A shop for Chinese telecom giant Huawei displays a 5G logo in Beijing on May 25, 2020. Photo: AFP
A shop for Chinese telecom giant Huawei displays a 5G logo in Beijing on May 25, 2020. Photo: AFP
Dani Rodrik
Opinion

Opinion

Dani Rodrik

Huawei’s troubles show the limits of the old trade order in a world of data, software and AI

  • The Huawei case is a harbinger of a world in which national security, privacy and economics will interact in complicated ways
  • Countries must agree on a new regulatory patchwork which allows them to pursue their own interests without exporting their problems

A shop for Chinese telecom giant Huawei displays a 5G logo in Beijing on May 25, 2020. Photo: AFP A shop for Chinese telecom giant Huawei displays a 5G logo in Beijing on May 25, 2020. Photo: AFP
A shop for Chinese telecom giant Huawei displays a 5G logo in Beijing on May 25, 2020. Photo: AFP
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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik, a professor of international political economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the author of Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy.