China is at least 30 years away from becoming a manufacturing nation of “great power”, a government advisor told party delegates on Sunday.
Many observers already see China as the “world’s factory” given that more than a third of global output from cars to phones comes from there.
But China’s leaders are concerned about its heavy dependence on the US for high-tech products like semiconductors.
“Basic capabilities are still weak” Miao Wei warned on Sunday.
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