As a trade dispute escalates between the United States and China, the U.S. tech industry is keen to see changes by the Asian giant–but opinions vary on how hard to push.
U.S. business and labor leaders agree that China ought to adjust the value of its currency and do a better job of protecting intellectual property rights. But while industry leaders favor milder steps, worker advocates want more aggressive action. They argue a sweeping tariff on Chinese goods may be needed to stop job losses and level the playing field.
Critics, though, warn such a move could trigger a trade war that hurts U.S. tech companies, many of which have operations in China.