What Beijing lost with its border crash error

Think of it as Xi Jinping’s Himalayan mistake. The end result of the China-India border clash may be uncertain, but the consequences of New Delhi’s decision last week to ban 59 Chinese apps, including the popular video-sharing app TikTok, are clear. If the ban is upheld and emulated by other countries, it could seriously delay Beijing’s ambition to replace the United States as the world’s dominant technological power.

“Chinese companies cannot be global if they lose in India,” says Rush Doshi, a …


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