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Opinion

China never stole its way to the top, and Biden should say so

Tech advances the result of open economic policies encouraged by the US

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An Ant Group mascot at the company's headquarters, pictured on Oct. 27: China's rise has more to do with its own strengths.   © VCG/Getty Images

Nina Xiang is the founder of China Money Network, a media platform tracking China's venture and tech sectors.

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden said last week that it is "time to heal in America." Similarly, it is time to get China-U.S. relations back on a constructive, strategic and rational path. One of the things he should do is recalibrate the current narrative of how China has advanced technologically.

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