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Big Tech Firms and International Relations Cyber-Politics in U.S.–China Relations: Big Tech and the Trade War

Big Tech Firms and International Relations : Cyber-Politics in U.S.–China Relations: Big Tech and... [This chapter discusses the competition between the United States and China in the fields of technology since the beginning of the presidency of Donald TrumpDonald Trump, with a focus on their rivalry in high-tech industries, which we believe to be the core issue of U.S.–China competition. We begin by introducing the role of science and technology in the development of world politics and depicting the international landscape in the digital era. We then use international political economy and neorealist perspectives to build a theoretical framework for analyzing the technological competition between the United States and China. Subsequently, we introduce the measures implemented by the United States during the Trump administration to contain Chinese high-tech companies, especially the restrictions placed on the involvement of Huawei and ZTE in 5G rollout. The chapter then examines the commitment of American diplomacy to carrying out a technology war against China and the continuation of the confrontational measures under the Biden administration. The discussion covers a series of issues, such as cyberattacks, patents, and the transfer of technologies in agreements between countries. The entry of U.S. Big Tech firmsBig Tech firms into China is then reviewed. Finally, the chapter examines how technology platforms have influenced the increase in tensions between the countries and the effects of trade warsTrade war on technology companies.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Big Tech Firms and International Relations Cyber-Politics in U.S.–China Relations: Big Tech and the Trade War

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  • I Ali (2021)

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    Margalla Papers, 25

Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022
ISBN
978-981-19-3681-4
Pages
43 –70
DOI
10.1007/978-981-19-3682-1_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter discusses the competition between the United States and China in the fields of technology since the beginning of the presidency of Donald TrumpDonald Trump, with a focus on their rivalry in high-tech industries, which we believe to be the core issue of U.S.–China competition. We begin by introducing the role of science and technology in the development of world politics and depicting the international landscape in the digital era. We then use international political economy and neorealist perspectives to build a theoretical framework for analyzing the technological competition between the United States and China. Subsequently, we introduce the measures implemented by the United States during the Trump administration to contain Chinese high-tech companies, especially the restrictions placed on the involvement of Huawei and ZTE in 5G rollout. The chapter then examines the commitment of American diplomacy to carrying out a technology war against China and the continuation of the confrontational measures under the Biden administration. The discussion covers a series of issues, such as cyberattacks, patents, and the transfer of technologies in agreements between countries. The entry of U.S. Big Tech firmsBig Tech firms into China is then reviewed. Finally, the chapter examines how technology platforms have influenced the increase in tensions between the countries and the effects of trade warsTrade war on technology companies.]

Published: Aug 6, 2022

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