tirsdag 25. juni 2019

China’s leading scientists advised to keep a low profile in their work as US steps up pressure on tech firms

The top economic aide to China’s President Xi Jinping has told researchers at the country’s leading scientific institution to keep a “low profile” and stay down to earth. The comments by Vice-Premier Liu He were published on the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Monday but Friday’s visit was not reported in state media. His visit came amid a deepening “technology war” with Washington restricting exports of key components to China while Beijing blamed the US for trying to impede the country’s technological advancement.