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Xi Jinping urges China to wise up on scientific self-reliance after ZTE case exposes hi-tech gaps

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Chinese president says innovation is central to the country’s standing on the world stage

China will double down to make breakthroughs in core technologies, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday as he urged the country’s top scientists and engineers to build China into a global hi-tech leader.

China will double down to make breakthroughs in core technologies, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday as he urged the country’s top scientists and engineers to build China into a global hi-tech leader.

The situation is pressing. The challenges are pressing. The mission upon us is pressing,” Xi said in Beijing at the opening of the joint annual conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The situation is pressing. The challenges are pressing. The mission upon us is pressing,” Xi said in Beijing at the opening of the joint annual conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The situation is pressing. The challenges are pressing. The mission upon us is pressing,” Xi said in Beijing at the opening of the joint annual conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.

In his address to China’s scientific and engineering elite, Xi said technological self-reliance was central to China’s firm standing on the world stage.

“Self-determination and innovation is the unavoidable path … to climb to the world’s top as a leading player in technology,” he said.

“We [should] hold innovative development tightly in our own hands.

“[We have to] put much effort in key areas where we are facing bottlenecks … and make breakthroughs as soon as we can.”

Tsinghua University economics professor Yuan Gangming said the ZTE case highlighted the serious problems in China’s tech sector, difficulties that required changes not only in science and engineering but also to the country’s economic policy.

“This is a very serious problem because it shows clearly … that China’s tech industry is behind. It also shows how a cooperative economic relationship can flip and become a big blow,” Yuan said.

Tsinghua University economics professor Yuan Gangming said the ZTE case highlighted the serious problems in China’s tech sector, difficulties that required changes not only in science and engineering but also to the country’s economic policy.

“This is a very serious problem because it shows clearly … that China’s tech industry is behind. It also shows how a cooperative economic relationship can flip and become a big blow,” Yuan said.

Tsinghua University economics professor Yuan Gangming said the ZTE case highlighted the serious problems in China’s tech sector, difficulties that required changes not only in science and engineering but also to the country’s economic policy.

“This is a very serious problem because it shows clearly … that China’s tech industry is behind. It also shows how a cooperative economic relationship can flip and become a big blow,” Yuan said.

“High-end technology is something a country can only advance when it is willing to cooperate with others,” Yuan said. “China needs to continue opening up to other countries to develop its own technology, and to amass experience.”

Terence Chong Tai-leung, an economist at Chinese University of Hong Kong, said China was facing an uphill battle.

“Being self-reliant is a direction to go for sure, but now it is really about the US targeting … Made in China 2025. It is unavoidable,” he said.

Source: scmp.com

 

 

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