In 1957 Russia launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and in 1961 cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, but through its technological capability and significant investment, it was the US who landed the first humans on the moon in 1969. Photo: AFP/NASA

US needs Sputnik moment to respond to China narrowing technology gap, says think tank

  • Washington-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation compares China’s recent progress to the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Likes of Huawei, Tencent and Alibaba have helped China close the gap on the United States amid the tensions of the US-China trade war
Topic |   China economy

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In 1957 Russia launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and in 1961 cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, but through its technological capability and significant investment, it was the US who landed the first humans on the moon in 1969. Photo: AFP/NASA
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