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Why Beijing’s new tech master plan will make it more dependent on the US, not less

In a bid to challenge the US as the world’s tech superpower, China plans to invest US$1.4 trillion over the next five years to build 5G wireless networks and develop AI software for applications such as autonomous driving, automated factories and mass surveillance.The program, slated for approval by the National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing this month, is the linchpin of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s goal of making the country less dependent on foreign technology.Trouble is, there’s a…

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