Xi mobilizes China for tech revolution to cut dependence on West

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For U.S. politicians, China's potential to dominate sensitive cutting-edge technologies poses one of the biggest geopolitical threats of the next few decades. President Xi Jinping is similarly worried the U.S. will block China's rise, and this week will unveil plans for greater self-sufficiency.

At an annual session of China's legislature, top Communist Party leaders will approve a five-year policy blueprint to cut dependence on the West for crucial components like computer chips while also making big bets on emerging technologies from hydrogen vehicles to biotech. The push to mobilize trillions of dollars could help China surpass the U.S. as the world's biggest economy this decade and cement Xi's goal of turning the nation into a superpower...

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