Negotiators from China and the United States resumed trade talks in Washington this week. Photo: Xinhua

China must boost research and education to ‘break US-imposed technology containment’, academic warns

  • Chinese companies including Huawei and ZTE have been targeted by the United States as the trade war has spread to other areas
  • Xiang Songzuo, an outspoken economist at the Renmin University of China, believes change is essential to create a new driver for economic growth
Topic |   Technology

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Negotiators from China and the United States resumed trade talks in Washington this week. Photo: Xinhua
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The north China province of Hebei is the subject of a new government audit to ensure officials there are not dodging national efforts to fight pollution. Photo: AFP

China launches environmental investigation in pollution-prone Hebei

  • Province produces 25 per cent of nation’s steel and is responsible for much of the smog drifting over Beijing
  • Audit began in Baoding and Langfang and will be extended to other cities next month, environment ministry publication says
Topic |   China pollution

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The north China province of Hebei is the subject of a new government audit to ensure officials there are not dodging national efforts to fight pollution. Photo: AFP
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