China should pay more attention to core scientific research and not only the quick development of applications, according to the founder of Tencent. Photo: Xinhua

Tencent CEO Pony Ma says China risks falling behind without strong base in scientific research

The boss of tech giant Tencent has warned China risks losing out to other countries if it does not invest in key research fields of microchips, operating systems, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

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China should pay more attention to core scientific research and not only the quick development of applications, according to the founder of Tencent. Photo: Xinhua
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