China will seize chance to gain global tech edge: Minister

  • China will seize the “rare historical opportunity” presented by game-changing technologies such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to catch up with advanced nations and overtake them in the global tech stakes, a leading Chinese official has said.
  • China must also step up its pace of independent innovation as it contends with a United States that actively seeks to contain it by curbing its technological development, Minister of Science and Technology
  • Some, like Chinese Academy of Sciences president Bai Chunli, said Beijing should use its strength in marshalling talent to focus on priority areas to build a “national innovation system with Chinese characteristics”.

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