America and China play the game of chicken over trade and technology.

John Fourier

2018-05-01 11:38:00 Tue ET

America and China play the game of chicken over trade and technology, whereas, most market observers and economic media commentators hope the Trump team to help avert a long and open Sino-U.S. trade war. The current Sino-U.S. trade war may erect trade barriers such as tariffs, quotas, and even embargoes on both sides at the expense of global citizens who would then face higher costs and prices.

In recent times, America imposes tariffs on $60 billion Chinese imports in addition to its steel-and-aluminum tariffs on western allies such as Canada, Europe, and Mexico. National Economic Council top adviser and former CNBC economic media host Larry Kudlow expresses cautious optimism toward the next trade negotiations with the Chinese delegation. The Trump administration also initiates an executive order to bar U.S. government agencies from buying 5G products and services from Chinese telecom equipment providers such as HuaWei and ZTE.

This executive order restricts private government contractors from buying foreign telecom products and services in close relation to 5G national economic security. These restrictions help deter unforeseen contingencies that might arise from both Chinese espionage and disruption.

 


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