Why China has so few options to hit back over US ban on TikTok

From ZTE and Huawei Technologies, and TikTok to WeChat, U.S. sanctions against Chinese technology companies have been broad and detrimental. But Beijing’s response has been largely muted.

Beyond official threats and the setting up of a symbolic entity list of its own, China hasn’t reacted with any material actions. That’s because when it comes to retaliating against the world’s absolute tech superpower, China’s options are limited and insufficient. But this does not mean that the U.S. will succeed in maintaining its tech hegemony over the long-term.

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https://theconversation.com/trumps-attempts-to-ban-tiktok-and-other-chinese-tech-undermine-global-democracy-144144

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