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China's tech companies answer Xi's Yangtze River call to arms

President's drive for self-sufficiency highlights folly of Trump strategy

When the annals of how the U.S. lost its early 21st century technology battle with China come to be written, a chapter may be devoted to a visit by President Xi Jinping to the Yangtze River.

As if channeling the spirit of an ancient civilization last year, Xi stood atop the Three Gorges dam -- a potent symbol of China's progress -- and proclaimed that when it came to technology China had no choice but to blaze its own trail.

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