The new Cold War

Chinese tech giant Huawei wants to build the world’s 5G network, a technology we’ll soon be reliant on every day. The US believes China is trying to steal and spy its way to world dominance. Here, The Economist’s Deputy Editor explains why this arms race goes deeper than tech.

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  1. Write down what you think a “Cold War” means. Discuss your answers as a class.
  2. Summarise, in three to five bullet points, the conflict between the US and China.