While Covid-19 brings China one step closer to technology-perfected authoritarianism through improvised health apps and real-time surveillance, Europe is busy looking inward.
The pandemic has reignited self-reliance ambitions and given new impetus to concepts of digital and technological 'sovereignty'.
There is a serious debate about re-shoring production from China, as the pandemic exposed the vulnerability of supply chains from pharmaceuticals to electronics.
Read the full article in the EUobserver.
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