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Trump adopts wrong response to China's tech threat

The U.S. should work with allies in challenging Beijing's high-tech trade abuses

| China
China's techno-nationalism dates back to Mao Zedong's times.   © Reuters

As U.S. threats have now morphed into a full-blown trade war with China, the confused objectives of President Donald Trump's trade policies make it easy to lose track of the enormity of the stakes at a critical moment of a technology revolution.

Trump's economics-defying obsession with trade deficits, obscures this and complicates redressing the far more troubling problem of China's predatory mercantilism in technology.

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