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China's tech battle to control the future

Chinese President Xi Jinping's new slogan, "develop new productive forces," aims to bolster the expansion of high-tech sectors to drive economic growth. China already dominates the world of electric cars and controls more than 80 percent of the global solar panel manufacturing market. So, what could China’s technological dominance mean for the West? 

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Guest: Richard Spencer, China Correspondent, The Times.  

Host: Manveen Rana. 


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