Chinese promise market opening amid technology push squib

China will promote “technological self-reliance” under the ruling Communist Party’s latest five-year plan but will open further to trade, officials said Friday. The comments reflect growing official urgency about nurturing Chinese producers of processor chips and other technology at a time when a tariff war with Washington and U.S. export curbs have reduced access to components needed by China's fledgling tech industries. “We will take scientific and technological self-reliance as a strategic support for national development,” Han Wenxiu, an adviser to President Xi Jinping, said at a news conference.
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