SCMP: China’s Five-Year Plan to Focus on Independence as US Decoupling Threat Grows
Sun June, 2020, Age: 4 years
With China and the United States increasingly at odds, Beijing’s new policy blueprint is likely to reflect a shift in the way China conducts itself in what is perceived to be an increasingly adversarial international system. Preliminary research and discussions show that China’s new plan will seek more autonomous development by cutting reliance on the US for technology supply and exports. However, China will also continue its “opening up” and involvement in Asia and Europe and operate with a focus on technology.