Chinese economy


published: 10.05.2023

US-China tech bifurcation

Alicia Garcia Herrero

Giuseppe Porcaro

Compared to instant decoupling, bifurcation offers a more gradual process that requires clear understanding of the direction and speed of divergence.

The tech sector has become a key player in the interconnection between economics and geopolitics. It is an essential industry that plays a critical role in shaping national security, supply chains and the consumer side of the economy. However, navigating through the geopolitical and economic challenges facing the tech industry requires an understanding of the bigger picture and the role various countries in those challenges.

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Giuseppe Porcaro invites Alicia García-Herrero to discuss the ongoing trend of tech bifurcation between China and the US, the growing divide of two ecosystems and its implications on the rest of the world.

This episode is part of the ZhōngHuá Mundus series of The Sound of Economics.
ZhōngHuá Mundus is a newsletter by Bruegel, bringing you monthly analysis of China in the world, as seen from Europe.
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About the speakers

Alicia Garcia Herrero

Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Non-resident Senior Follow at the East Asian Institute, Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Economist specialized in monetary and financial issues in emerging markets, banking crises and resolution strategies, financial development

Giuseppe Porcaro

Head of Outreach, Governance and Human Resources, Bruegel