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U.S. has no moral authority over China in tech development

Regulating tech is a challenge that requires cooperation, not finger pointing

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A security camera overlooking a street in Beijing, pictured in November 2021: to blame Chinese-made surveillance cameras for the suppression of people overlooks the decisive roles played by the users of the technology.   © Reuters

Nina Xiang is the founder of FutureLogic, a media platform bridging the Asian and global innovation economy. She is the author of "US-China Tech War: What Chinese Tech History Reveals About Future Tech Rivalry."

That China's techno-authoritarianism poses a serious threat to the free world, or that Beijing exporting its digital authoritarian mass-surveillance tools to governments that suppress its people, are claims we hear regularly from American politicians.

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