A U.S. perspective on China’s external economic disputes in the past 40 years and in the coming 40 years

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Title: A U.S. perspective on China’s external economic disputes in the past 40 years and in the coming 40 years
Author: Woo, Wing Thye
Organization: Suomen Pankki
Bank of Finland
Department / Unit: Siirtymätalouksien tutkimuslaitos (BOFIT)
Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)
Series: BOFIT Policy Brief
Series number: 7/2018
Year of publication: 2018
Publication date: 27.6.2018
Pages: 26
Subject (yso): suhteet; kauppapolitiikka; valuuttakurssit; ulkomaankauppa; vaihtotase; kauppatase; teknologia; yritykset
Keywords: Bofit-kokoelma; Kiina; Yhdysvallat
JEL: F13; F32; F41; F52; O19; O32; O34; P33
Other keywords: trade war; currency manipulation; forced technology transfer; US-China relation
Abstract: Our principal policy suggestion to China is that, because China’s economy in 2018 is very different from that in 1978, there should be more reciprocity in China’s trade and investment relations with the advanced economies. China should not only give national treatment in the near future to foreign firms but should also set up a mechanism to start easing up on foreign acquisition of Chinese firms in a manner that is consistent with China’s national security concerns. Our principal policy suggestion to the US is to stop equating strategic competition with economic competition. Strategic competition is normally a zero-sum game while economic competition is usually a zero-sum game in the short-run, but generally creates a win-win outcome in the long-run. National economic dynamism and economic resilience emerge from international economic competition and not from sheltering domestic high-tech firms permanently.
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