Geopolitics Between US and China

by Ruibin Chang & Wen Jin

TikTok Hearing in Congress

TikTok on iPhone” by Nordskov Media is marked with CC0 1.0.

TikTok has a Chinese background, US lawmakers are questioning whether the company has sufficiently protected users against data access by the Chinese government (Gray, 2021). In March 2023, the hearing in Congress addressed TikTok’s relationships with China, drugs, and teenager’s mental health issues. 

Block 5G Technology by US

Cell tower and 5G text on a cloudy white sky” by Ivan Radic is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

5G technology rollout is a geopolitical concern. The United States is concerned that Chinese telecommunications corporations, such as Huawei, may utilise their 5G infrastructure for spying. This has led to bans on Huawei’s participation in 5G networks in certain nations.

Huawei Released New Chip

Huawei” by Janitors is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

At the end of August, Huawei released the new flagship device, which includes a new 5G Kirin 9000s processor. It shocked the world as the US government banned US companies from selling software and equipment to Huawei in 2019 due to perceived national security concerns.

Reference List

9 News. (2023). US government investigating China’s breakthrough smartphone
Gray, J. E. (2021). The geopolitics of ‘platforms’: The tiktok challenge. Internet policy review, 10(2).
Key takeaways from TikTok hearing in Congress – and the uncertain road ahead. (2023, March 24). The Guardian.
Miller, B. M. (2023, January 31). Tech War: Biden moves to halt US exports to Huawei, reports say. BBC News.