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Opinion

Facing up to China's state-led tech revolution

Success of authoritarian innovation challenges liberal market theories

| China
The Chinese technology giants' rapid growth owes much to their close collaboration with the government.   © Reuters

At first glance, leading Chinese internet players like Baidu, Tencent Holdings and Didi Chuxing can look like copies of established U.S. counterparts like Google or Uber. But there is a crucial difference.

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