US President Joe Biden holds a chip as he speaks at the White House in Washington on February 24 amid a semiconductor shortage. Given the US’ dominance in semiconductor technology, it can inflict heavy damage on China, but at what cost to itself? Photo: Reuters
US President Joe Biden holds a chip as he speaks at the White House in Washington on February 24 amid a semiconductor shortage. Given the US’ dominance in semiconductor technology, it can inflict heavy damage on China, but at what cost to itself? Photo: Reuters
Winston Mok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Winston Mok

Self-defeating US tech war represents China’s Sputnik moment

  • While US technology sanctions have impeded innovation in China, it’s open to question whether they sufficiently suppress China’s rise and at what cost to the US economy
  • The US’ efforts could stifle domestic innovation and drive away start-ups and tech companies while benefiting other countries and forcing China to become free of American tech

US President Joe Biden holds a chip as he speaks at the White House in Washington on February 24 amid a semiconductor shortage. Given the US’ dominance in semiconductor technology, it can inflict heavy damage on China, but at what cost to itself? Photo: Reuters
US President Joe Biden holds a chip as he speaks at the White House in Washington on February 24 amid a semiconductor shortage. Given the US’ dominance in semiconductor technology, it can inflict heavy damage on China, but at what cost to itself? Photo: Reuters
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