A promoter dressed to look like an astronaut walks past a robot at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Photo: AP A promoter dressed to look like an astronaut walks past a robot at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Photo: AP
A promoter dressed to look like an astronaut walks past a robot at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Photo: AP

China spent a record 2.2 trillion yuan on R&D in 2019 but needs to do more to escape US tech strangulation

  • China has been studying Washington’s list of embargoed or controlled technologies as a guide to what it needs to focus on
  • US is keeping up the pressure by using federal power to develop new, cutting-edge technologies

Topic |   China technology
A promoter dressed to look like an astronaut walks past a robot at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Photo: AP A promoter dressed to look like an astronaut walks past a robot at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Photo: AP
A promoter dressed to look like an astronaut walks past a robot at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Photo: AP
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