Before COVID-19, headlines were dominated by the US-China "tech war:" the US campaign against Chinese conglomerate Huawei; apparent Chinese retaliation against US companies operating in China; and US efforts to put pressure on the United Kingdom over 5G network decisions. Since COVID-19, UK Home Secretary Dominic Raab has said that Britain cannot go back to "business as usual" with China. The EU health commissioner has said European supply chains should be less reliant on China and the EU competition competitor has suggested China ought to be prevented from acquiring EU companies in some cases. Will COVID-19 fundamentally change China's political and economic relationship with the West? How should UK and EU companies respond?