May 29, 2020

China's post-Covid 19 'techno-nationalist' industrial policy

By Rebecca Arcesati and Martijn Rasser

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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