China: new three-year plan to untie US technology

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With the ascent of the Trump presidency to the White House, lo clash between the US and China it has rapidly escalated to the highest levels in recent history. Although the Biden presidency is now in its place, the tone between the two world powers is not easing much. This is demonstrated by the invitation by the United States of Taiwan to the summit on democracy, a summit to which China was not invited. A move that underlines the thorny situation involving the three factions, since China has once again reached out to the neighboring island. Even though we have left the Trump government behind, China and its companies are far from exempt from falling victim to the US ban. Primarily Huawei, but also ZTE, SMIC e DJI to list the most critical companies for the Asian nation's market and technological development. Not to mention that there was also talk of a possible ban by Honor, after breaking away from the former parent company Huawei.

The Chinese government announces a new plan to reduce dependence on foreign technologies

To prevent these geopolitical dynamics from slowing its progress, China has initiated a whole series of policies for make yourself as independent as possible. Primarily with the plan Made in 2025, with which China aims to almost totally untie itself from foreign technologies. With this in mind, the Chinese Communist Party has approved a new three-year plan to encourage this transition and invest more in their technical skills. The plan, which covers from 2021 to 2023, was drafted by the Central Comprehensively Deepening Reforms Commission headed by Xi Jinping. The goal is to "win the battle" for China's perfecting of scientific-technological resources and projects.

Despite having achieved important progress, Xi said that China still has "institutional weaknesses and barriers" that are slowing the progress of its technological system. To get around them, the government is drawing resources from both the public and private sectors to pour into sectors such asartificial intelligence el 'quantum computer science. Not to mention that of the semiconductors (on which I am preparing a special editorial video), a sector heavily affected by the US ban. China is encouraging research institutes and companies to join efforts to evolve and fight foreign dependence. Currently, many smartphones and electronic devices are equipped with American and / or Taiwanese chips. The current state, SMIC e UNISOC they are the biggest realities that China claims on the global chessboard, but with lower results than the competition.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Liu He, China's science and technology system was originally borrowed from the neighboring Soviet Union regardless of what the real market needs were. For this, Chinese evolution will have to be "oriented towards China's goal and problems".

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