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Opinion

Foreign dependence the Achilles' heel in China's giant tech sector

When it comes to advanced technology, China still relies on imports

| China
ASML's semiconductor lithography tool with its panels removed: Chinese tech sector is heavily reliant on foreign technology.   © ASML/Reuters

Nina Xiang is the founder of China Money Network, a media platform tracking China's venture and tech sectors. She is author of "Red AI: Victories and Warnings From China's Rise In Artificial Intelligence."

Long before China was seen as a technological rival to the U.S., Washington kept a tight grip on China's tech advances.

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