The US has fired its first salvo at China's AI tech champions by adding them to its trade blacklist on human rights grounds. Source: SCMP

How AI and human rights have been dragged into the US-China tech war, threatening wider split

  • This is the first instalment in a four-part series examining the brewing US-China war over the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technology
  • Part 1 looks at the likely impact of the US’ move to add some of China’s emerging AI champions to its trade blacklist, ostensibly on human rights grounds
Topic |   US-China tech war

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The US has fired its first salvo at China's AI tech champions by adding them to its trade blacklist on human rights grounds. Source: SCMP
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Meng Jing

Meng Jing

Based in Beijing, Jing covers the China tech scene for the Post. She writes a lot about artificial intelligence, robots and machines, but she cares more about people.

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.