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Sep 06, 2018 08:00 PM
ECONOMY

Government Should Assist, Not Dictate, High-Tech Development: Report

Liu He (center), one of the four vice premiers of the State Council, attends the World Robot Conference in Beijing on Aug. 15. Photo: IC
Liu He (center), one of the four vice premiers of the State Council, attends the World Robot Conference in Beijing on Aug. 15. Photo: IC

Vice Premier Liu He called for the government to focus more on providing assistance and less on planning for China’s high-tech sector, as the nation seeks to lessen its reliance on imported products.

The comments came in a government report published Wednesday after the first meeting of a new central technology group under the leadership of Liu, one of China’s top economic strategists. The report cited “profound changes in the external environment” — a reference to growing Western resistance to selling sophisticated technology to China.

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