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The tensions over Huawei are not about trade, but about global supremacy | Laurie Macfarlane

21 days ago   |   By The Guardian

The real fear for the US and the UK is that China's authoritarianeconomic model could spell theend of liberal capitalism In 2015, George Osborne hailed the arrival of a “golden decade” of Sino-British relations. “Where some people are cautious about getting more involved in China, we say quite the reverse,” the chancellor remarked during a high -profile trip to Beijing. “We want to get more involved with China.” Five years later, the mood has changed dramatically following Britain's U-turn on its decision to allow the Chinese firm Huawei to develop its 5G network. Although the UK...
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