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China's digital plan will help it leapfrog US as tech leader

'New infrastructure initiative' encourages spending on 5G and artificial intelligence

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A model of a 5G smart city technology at the China Mobile booth during the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona: the government needs to go beyond laissez-faire.   © Getty Images

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

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