Evidence that the world’s two superpowers are drifting apart has experts arguing whether there will be a comprehensive decoupling between their deeply intertwined economies. Illustration: Henry Wong

China companies pour resources into research as global economy cracks

  • As trade war widens into a technology conflict, supply chains are breaking up
  • But a full decoupling is still a long way off, according to experts
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Evidence that the world’s two superpowers are drifting apart has experts arguing whether there will be a comprehensive decoupling between their deeply intertwined economies. Illustration: Henry Wong
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Jane Cai

Jane Cai

Jane Cai, CFA, is the Beijing Bureau Chief of the South China Morning Post. She has been covering China's economic, financial, business and political news since the early 2000s.

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China editor-at-large. She has been covering China news for the South China Morning Post for more than 20 years, most recently as China editor. As a Beijing correspondent, she reported on everything from the Sars outbreak in 2003 to the Lhasa riot and Beijing Olympics in 2008.