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5 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very farThe Technology WarThus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very farThe Trade-Economic WarChapter 7: US-China Relations and Wars2020-10-18JournalFor these reasons both countries, especially China, are shifting to more domestic production and “decoupling.”\[2\]  As President Xi has said, the world is “undergoing changes not seen in a century” and “in the current external environment of rising protectionism, downturn in the world economy, and shrinking global markets, \[China\] must give full play to the advantages of the domestic super-large-scale market.”  Over the last 40 years it acquired the abilities to do this.  Over the next five years we should see both countries become more independent from each other.  Obviously the rate of reducing one’s dependencies that can be cut off will be much greater for China over the next 5-10 years than for the United States. Continue reading…