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The Risks of “De-Risking”

With pretty much everyone agreeing that decoupling between the West and China would be extraordinarily costly, the new buzzword in Western capitals has shifted to “de-risking.” But unless policymakers clarify what that term does and does not mean, it could do more harm than good.

STOCKHOLM – We have just witnessed the birth of a new buzzword. Suddenly, policymakers in the United States and across Europe want to “de-risk” the relationship with China.