Team China or Team America? Deemed the new ‘Cold War’, the US and China are in a race for technological dominance, amid Donald Trump’s trade war.
Perceived as a threat to US national security, Huawei Telecommunications equipment company has been banned from buying or acquiring American parts and technologies – like Qualcomm and Intel made chips – and it’s sparked a technological revolution towards self-sufficiency in China.
With China already operating on a different system with WeChat instead of WhatsApp, and Sina Weibo instead of Twitter, this technological break-up could split the world further along two sides of a digital iron curtain.
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