The West and China have arrived at a cross road of transition
This evening I had the pleasure of taking part in a fascinating debate on China-US/China-Europe/Europe-US relationships with France 24 Television. US Secretary State Anthony Blinken just concluded a two day visit to China where he met with President Xi Jinping and both sides indicated their interests of re-stablizing strained relationships. The West and China have arrived at a cross road of transition. Existing policies and trade engagement rules are no longer applicable. There is a new dance for rules of engagement, and technology competition is at its center. Europe, having too long neglected to protect and develop homegrown critical technologies (ie semi-conductors, chips) is finding itself living in an uneasy dependency on China and the US.