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China and US to fight for tech primacy, not war: Tsinghua expert

Yan Xuetong says competition will focus on vaccine and telecom infrastructure

Yan Xuetong, dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University

The Covid-19 pandemic will intensify technological competition between China and the U.S., shifting their rivalry from a traditional geopolitical tussle to one for tech supremacy, a prominent Chinese international relations expert said.

Yan Xuetong, dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University, said in an interview with Caixin that the U.S. and China will compete over the coronavirus vaccine and digital technology, including advanced telecommunications networks.

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