A man walks past sculptures outside Xianghe Robot Industry Port in China’s Hebei province in October 2017. The Made in China 2025 plan has ruffled feathers in the West, but it will take a commitment of time, talent and money for the country to become a true technology leader. Photo: AFP
Prof Zhang Jun
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Prof Zhang Jun

Will China be the next tech powerhouse? Maybe with the next 20 years of sustained investment

Zhang Jun says the panic in the West over China’s quest for technological dominance is based on a misunderstanding of the ground reality. The country is nowhere near being a world leader in hard technology development

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A man walks past sculptures outside Xianghe Robot Industry Port in China’s Hebei province in October 2017. The Made in China 2025 plan has ruffled feathers in the West, but it will take a commitment of time, talent and money for the country to become a true technology leader. Photo: AFP
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