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Business groups, experts indicates China threat, pushing Biden administration for digital policy

The industrialist’s and former US officials quoted that the Biden administration needs to expand an aggressive, integrated digital policy to resist China’s thriving technological power and the White House should raise broadband connection to the United States helping U.S. companies to sell in foreign land and lead on global data as well as technology policy worldwide or put U.S. technology companies at risk of overwhelming Beijing.

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Figure: The American Leadership Initiative (ALI) revealed that the Biden administration must originate a comprehensive, fully digitalized government strategy.

The American Leadership Initiative (ALI), a think tank led by former U.S. trade negotiator Orit Frenkel, revealed that the Biden administration must originate a comprehensive, fully digitalized government strategy, providing better jobs for workers surrounded by automation, and improve the competitiveness of the United States. They also called for a “Digital Marshall Plan” that would provide export financing and support for US companies competing against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and other Chinese technology providers abroad, that will cost at around $60 billion

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the biggest U.S. business lobby said that they were poorly coordinated and overly politicized under former President Donald Trump but now the Biden administration is reviewing Trump’s approach toward China on trade, technology and other areas.

The American Leadership Initiative (ALI), announced about One critical step, that would be to set up an “Office of Global Digital Policy” at the White House, which would work more closely with US allies and they also presented a report, based on six months of meetings with experts, business leaders, academics and elected officials, including Antony Blinken, now US Secretary of State, includes dozens of specific recommendations moreover adding expanded access to broadband, connected devices, digital training and education to address existing racial, socioeconomic and geographic disparities.

Frenkel, a former General Electric Co executive revealed that about forty million Americans do not have reliable internet service, or none at all, and among low-income households, 30% don’t have a smart phone and now the US Federal Communications Commission is trying to achieve universal broadband and it would cost up to $80 billion but the White House has no immediate comment on this effort.

On this phenomenon Frenkel mentioned that the effort could be part of an infrastructure investment plan that Biden officials plan to unveil later this year after securing passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan and while she was at GE, witnessed China’s aggressive push to sell their technology, noting it raised critical security concerns moreover Chinese technology also gave developing countries more refined tools to monitor and censor their populations.

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