The US and China are locked in a contest to shape global digital architecture. Photo: Shutterstock The US and China are locked in a contest to shape global digital architecture. Photo: Shutterstock
The US and China are locked in a contest to shape global digital architecture. Photo: Shutterstock
Daniel Aum
Opinion

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Daniel Aum and Elliot Silverberg

US-China tech war: why a digital trade deal with Japan and South Korea is key to gaining the upper hand

  • Washington or Beijing could gain a strategic advantage as they compete to shape global digital architecture by locking in a three-way deal with Seoul and Tokyo
  • The US has more economic incentives to do so, but for China scooping such a compact would demonstrate its diplomatic prowess, say Daniel Aum and Elliot Silverberg

The US and China are locked in a contest to shape global digital architecture. Photo: Shutterstock The US and China are locked in a contest to shape global digital architecture. Photo: Shutterstock
The US and China are locked in a contest to shape global digital architecture. Photo: Shutterstock
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Daniel Aum

Daniel Aum

Daniel Aum is a PhD student in international affairs, science, and technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Elliot Silverberg

Elliot Silverberg

Elliot Silverberg is a fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and a non-resident fellow in Korean studies at the Pacific Forum in Hawaii