Many followers of global trade politics anticipate that the ongoing US-China tensions will end with either the end of dollar hegemony or the bursting of China’s debt bubble. But as the bipolar technological trade war rages on amidst an unprecedented pandemic, Open Democracy reports that Europe has signalled that it intends to not be a passive actor in the post-pandemic trade order, pointing out that if European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s recent decisions are anything to go by, the next decade of global politics could be shaped by proxy economic battles waged by the US, China and Europe for digital market access.