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The Chinese see this: they repeatedly cite 'the brash tone' of the various attempts at agreement as a barrier to settlement. Cultural difference is not just about presentation, however. It is about strategy. The Chinese are able to take a multi-decade and even multi-generational approach to economic planning, so long as domestic living standards are improving at a rate that keeps the current regime in power. In contrast, the US faces a four-year election cycle that leaves only narrow windows where short-term pain can be suffered, without risking a change of leadership.
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The Chinese maintain an advantage - unless tariffs are raised to such a level that other suppliers substitute their wares for those offered by the Chinese, a process that inevitably takes time. Trump knows this: for him an escalation in tub- thumping and in tactics is the only route to success in 2020. 2. The Huawei debacle is both a smokescreen and a symbol for the wider conflict The decision by the Trump administration to place Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei on a list of proscribed companies has caused a huge fuss. Some who claim Huawei routinely allows cyber security risks to go unchecked argue it’s just a sensible decision. (And a contrast to Theresa May's proposed executive order to allow Huawei to deliver the UK's tech infrastructure.) This is probably not a decision that would have been taken with the US-China trade war. So in that sense, it’s a bit of a smokescreen for the wider conflict. Still, it might be the moment the trade war really hit consumers. Google have already indicated they will not do business with Huawei, meaning that only a ‘lite’ form of Android will be available to Huawei phones. This will have huge consequences for Huawei's business. In the long term, this may lead to a global fragmentation of tech infrastructure.
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