Hoe Ee Khor and Suan Yong Foo explain why current US-China tensions are unlikely to prove fatal for international technological cooperation

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By Hoe Ee Khor and Suan Yong Foo* Heightened US-China tensions have raised the prospect of a deep global technology divide, potentially forcing other countries to choose which camp to join. There are plenty of grim scenarios involving irreconcilable splits between core technologies that power a wide range of products and services, from aircraft and automobiles to precision engineering for robotics and payment systems for e-commerce. Should these scenarios materialise, the world’s two largest economies will pour huge amounts of resources into a zero-sum race to control the cutting edge. Both the United States and China understand the central role...