Calls for China to intensify self-sufficiency in key technologies follow US President Joe Biden’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Monday. Photo: Reuters
Calls for China to intensify self-sufficiency in key technologies follow US President Joe Biden’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Monday. Photo: Reuters

China’s drive for tech independence gathers pace as US launches new Indo-Pacific strategy

  • Beijing should intensify its drive for tech self-sufficiency, but be careful not to decouple from foreign tech firms and institutions altogether, experts say
  • Improving basic scientific research capabilities, while stepping up recruitment of talent from overseas should be priorities for Chinese policymakers

Calls for China to intensify self-sufficiency in key technologies follow US President Joe Biden’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Monday. Photo: Reuters
Calls for China to intensify self-sufficiency in key technologies follow US President Joe Biden’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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