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China has too much invested in AI to smother its development

New rules for generative tools likely to stay broad and vague

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A Baidu AI robot at its headquarters in Beijing: Leading Chinese tech companies, having heavily invested in generative AI, are influential players in the regulatory landscape.   © Reuters

Angela Huyue Zhang is an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong and director of its Philip K.H. Wong Center for Chinese Law. She is the author of "Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism: How the Rise of China Challenges Global Regulation."

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