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China stumbles on the long march to close the technology gap

Unforeseen challenges mean success cannot be taken for granted

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HiSilicon's chip is displayed at the Huawei China Eco-Partner Conference in Fuzhou in March 2019: it remains uncertain whether chips based on ARM designs can be 100% secure for China.   © Reuters

Nina Xiang is the founder of FutureLogic, a media platform bridging the Asian and global innovation economy. She is the author of "US-China Tech War: What Chinese Tech History Reveals About Future Tech Rivalry."

Chinese president Xi Jinping has been worried about China's reliance on foreign technology for a while, repeatedly airing his concerns ever since he became president.

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