Elvire Fabry explains in a column in "Le Monde", how the priority given to the confrontation with China has upset the trade policy of the United States. A second term for Donald Trump would further bolster his ambition to relocate production to the United States. Yet bans on the export of American technology may push Beijing to further reduce its dependence on imports of foreign technology. This could paradoxically risk accelerating the growth of China’s power, states Fabry.
Dr. Elvire Fabry is Senior Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris, formally she was the director of the Fondation pour l’Innovation Politique.