Xi indentified semiconductors as one of the areas where China needs to make progress. Photo: Shutterstock
Xi indentified semiconductors as one of the areas where China needs to make progress. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to rally country’s scientists for ‘unprecedented’ contest

  • Chinese leader promises to boost investment and free scientists from bureaucracy as Joe Biden seeks heavy increase in US research budget
  • Xi says country must seek breakthroughs in areas such as artificial intelligence and semiconductors as he warns of major battle between great powers

Xi indentified semiconductors as one of the areas where China needs to make progress. Photo: Shutterstock
Xi indentified semiconductors as one of the areas where China needs to make progress. Photo: Shutterstock
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