China has been America’s main adversary in the world throughout the Trump presidency. A clash that seems set to last under the Biden administration, and which, if it affects the whole of the commercial question, first had very significant effects in the tech sector. Huawei can attest to this, the company having not even two years of sanctions completely collapsed in the field of the smartphone. And the giant shouldn’t be the only one struggling, with domestic rival Xiaomi also starting to come under restrictions. In general, the major Chinese high-tech players are all becoming potential targets. A situation that the Middle Kingdom may well begin to respond to.
The second world economic power has indeed announced in a report of the 4th session of the National People’s Assembly that it will increase the funds allocated to research and development by 7% each year over the next 5 years. According to Reuters, this year alone, Chinese spending growth in this area is expected to be 10.6%! Among the beneficiaries of this increase, we find several specialities of health, aeronautical or polar exploration, but also fields such as artificial intelligence, semiconductors, electric vehicles or 5G . What will allow the development in the years to come of solid alternatives to the products of American suppliers?