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5) A battle around data is the new obverse in the US-China trade war. Critically analyse the statement in the background of recent US-China trade wars.(250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

5) A battle around data is the new obverse in the US-China trade war. Critically analyse the statement in the background of recent US-China trade wars.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The articles provide for a coverage of the recent US-China trade wars and the use of data as a new paradigm shift in it. It examines the role of Data in the context of Trade wars of today’s world.

Key demand of the question:

The answer should discuss primarily the role of data in a different role in analyzing the trends and aiding the Trade war strategies and approaches.

Directive word

Critically analyse – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

Briefly narrate the background of the recent China- US trade wars, discuss the importance of the data being analyzed by both the countries in the same context.

Body:

Discussion of the answer should cover:

  • What is the issue ? why is there a changing trend in the approaches to the Trade wars.
  • Importance of Data analysis; changing trends.
  • Facts proving the use of data – like Ghidra by NSA of USA etc.

Conclusion –

Conclude with what needs to be done, how countries should first set limits from overdoing it.