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JUL 19, 2020 | GLOBAL

Europe and US Can Still Compete with Chinese Tech

Financial Times, July 19, 2020

By Rana Foroohar

The first step should be easy: create a transatlantic technology detente.

Europeans share many of concerns that the US has about the Chinese surveillance state, and the dangers that it poses to competition, privacy and liberal democracy. The US president could have drawn Europe into an alliance that would have pressured China about old trade grievances as well as the need for a new global framework on how digital business should be governed.

“It would very much serve US interests to build an alliance with Europe and other countries based on the values that we hold to be important,” says Victoria Espinel, head of the Business Software Alliance, one of the largest tech lobbying groups.


Original Posting: https://www.ft.com/content/cdd9322d-a0af-4bd8-b6ab-04d9fadcc301


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