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PETER GRIFFIN: US-China rivalry is playing havoc with the tech world

Peter Griffin
Wed, 08 Jul 2020

Peter Griffin
Wed, 08 Jul 2020
A year ago this week I was in Beijing visiting tech companies and talking to scientists and entrepreneurs about the advances the country is making on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence research. Against the backdrop of US president Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China and the 50th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, which the Chinese Communist Party had met with echoing silence the previous month, there was a slightly edgy atmosphere in the city. US tech companies with R&D labs in Zhongguancun, B...

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