China lays out its vision to become a tech power


A reporter holds a 360 degree virtual reality camera in front of the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing, China, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

BEIJING: China aims to become a world leader in advanced industries such as semiconductors and in the next generation of chip materials, robotics, aviation equipment and satellites, the government said in its blueprint for development between 2016 and 2020. 

In its new draft five-year development plan unveiled on March 5, Beijing also said it aims to use the internet to bolster a slowing economy and make the country a cyber power. 

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