(Sept 16): Forced technology transfer — this has become an article of faith in the litany of complaints that underpin US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. It makes for a great slogan, but is it true? If it is correct, businesses should be very wary of engaging in business with China. If it is not, then this slur has no place in the formulation of foreign policy and it is not an impediment to doing business in China.

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