China says it will ramp up efforts to bolster its professional workforce as it strives to become a technological powerhouse, but the undertaking is expected to take several years. Photo: Xinhua
China says it will ramp up efforts to bolster its professional workforce as it strives to become a technological powerhouse, but the undertaking is expected to take several years. Photo: Xinhua

US-China tech rivalry puts home-grown innovation ‘at the heart’ of modernisation drive, Xi Jinping vows

  • ‘Talent is the foremost resource’, and bolstering China’s pool of professionals will be more heavily prioritised in the coming years, according to Xi Jinping’s report to party cadres
  • Technological self-sufficiency and ‘winning the talent war’ are deemed critical steps toward gaining an upper hand as competition with US shows no sign of abating

China says it will ramp up efforts to bolster its professional workforce as it strives to become a technological powerhouse, but the undertaking is expected to take several years. Photo: Xinhua
China says it will ramp up efforts to bolster its professional workforce as it strives to become a technological powerhouse, but the undertaking is expected to take several years. Photo: Xinhua
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