Personally, and this is a layman’s point of view, I think the trade and technology wars between the US and China will be won in the developing nations. Washington can pull all the stunts they want over at the Oval Office, but the consequences will be largely limited to America and its allies mostly in Europe.
Africa, the Middle East, and to some extent South America are open markets. Where the mantra is ‘we are open for business to anyone with the best deal’. Sure, American companies such as Google and Microsoft were the first to plant the ‘US flags’ across the world, on the general consumer and electronic gadgets front. But on their own, their devices are damn expensive.
Android smartphones and Windows PCs are all over the world because China produces the devices they run on at pocket-friendly prizes. That is to say, you can get all variants of smartphones and PCs coming from China at affordable prices.
The same devices coming out of, say America or Europe would be too expensive. They probably won’t be everywhere across the world, like we see with these ‘Made …read more