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U.S. must avoid turning China chip war into hot war

Risk is that Beijing comes to believe it faces economic decline

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U.S. President Joe Biden walks on stage to speak about the CHIPS and Science Act in Carlsbad, California, on Nov. 4: New trade restrictions represent a dramatic step up in the chip war.   © AP

Dale Copeland is professor of international affairs at the University of Virginia and a senior fellow at the university's Miller Center.

The restrictions imposed by the U.S. last month on the sale to China of high-tech semiconductors and equipment to make them have rocked the world of geopolitics.

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