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The Big Picture

Confronting China’s Digital Challenge

Xi Jinping’s call for China to integrate the internet, big data, and artificial intelligence with the real economy signals his government’s intent to compete in the industries of the future. But that quest faces new obstacles, as America and Britain have shown themselves ready to block Chinese technology firms' access to their markets.

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