This handout picture shows the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak device at a laboratory in Hefei, Anhui province, part of Beijing's determination to be at the centre of clean energy technology development. Photo: Agence France-PresseThis handout picture shows the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak device at a laboratory in Hefei, Anhui province, part of Beijing's determination to be at the centre of clean energy technology development. Photo: Agence France-Presse
This handout picture shows the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak device at a laboratory in Hefei, Anhui province, part of Beijing's determination to be at the centre of clean energy technology development. Photo: Agence France-Presse

China accelerates plan to build 700 state-backed labs by end of this year amid push for self sufficiency in tech

  • There were 501 key state labs operating in China at the end of 2018, according to the latest available data
  • Two months ago a lab on transport engineering and another on ultrasonic medicine were given the green light
Topic |   US-China tech war
This handout picture shows the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak device at a laboratory in Hefei, Anhui province, part of Beijing's determination to be at the centre of clean energy technology development. Photo: Agence France-PresseThis handout picture shows the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak device at a laboratory in Hefei, Anhui province, part of Beijing's determination to be at the centre of clean energy technology development. Photo: Agence France-Presse
This handout picture shows the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak device at a laboratory in Hefei, Anhui province, part of Beijing's determination to be at the centre of clean energy technology development. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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