Mounting pressure on technology behind China's drive for self-reliance, says expert

Beijing is in the process of drafting its development plans for the next five years. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - The wave of rising protectionism on technology and pressure against China in recent years led to a growing realisation in Beijing that it needed to develop its own critical technologies to secure its own development, a Chinese government expert said on Monday (Nov 23).

Dr Tian Jietang, who studies innovation research for the Development Research Centre (DRC) of the State Council, China's Cabinet, was explaining the drive for technological self-sufficiency in China.

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