China’s vital internet economy cannot be sacrificed for trade deal

March 25, 2019

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THE latest stumbling block for the US/China trade talks is the Chinese reluctance to open up its market to foreign cloud computing companies, curb requirements for companies to store data locally and loosen restrictions on the transfer of data overseas. Many people’s first reaction will be that this is all about the Chinese government wanting to retain political and social control of the online world. Sure, that’s important. But in my view, an equally important if not bigger issue is China retaining sufficient state control of what has become a critical driver of economic growth.

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