Wang Zhijun says Washington’s moves to stymie China’s tech firms will help them reduce their reliance on foreign technologies. Photo: AFP

China will increase support, subsidies for tech firms, official says

  • Sector needs a breakthrough and Washington’s protectionist moves can provide the catalyst for it, industry vice-minister Wang Zhijun says
  • Comments come after Chinese President Xi Jinping issued rallying call on trip to Jiangxi province
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Wang Zhijun says Washington’s moves to stymie China’s tech firms will help them reduce their reliance on foreign technologies. Photo: AFP
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President Xi Jinping visits China’s rare earths mining base in Jiangxi province on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping sounds Long March rallying call as US trade war tensions rise

  • Trip to Ganzhou includes stop at major producer of rare earths, minerals essential to some low-carbon technology and left off US tariffs list
  • He was accompanied by Vice-Premier Liu He, his most trusted adviser and China’s top trade negotiator in the year-long talks with the United States
Topic |   US-China trade war

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President Xi Jinping visits China’s rare earths mining base in Jiangxi province on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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