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Chinese technologies pose no threat

A Senior US official recently warned the UK on its approval to let Chinese telecoms company Huawei to help build some non-core parts of 5G data network, saying that it could allow China to “control the Internet of the future” and “divide Western alliances through bits and bytes.”

On top of such slander, the US government even put Huawei on the “Entity List” to suppress the company. For quite a long time, some US officials have been running around the world and peddling accusations of China’s technological threat to the world. Out of paranoid hostility, they falsely accused self-developed Chinese technologies.

As justice prevails, a clean hand wants no washing.

The US lodged the argument because it is jealous of China’s technological development and wants to find an excuse to launch a political crackdown on China.

The accusations, which are fabricated for political reasons, are also intended to hold back China’s development.

Facts speak louder than words. As of this March, China has held 34.02 percent of worldwide applications for key patents related to 5G technology, while the US only had 14 percent, according to German patent data company IPlytics.

Shameless allegations

Hearing some real concerns back home, US officials still unabashedly claimed that 5G is an arms race in which the US is the only winner and the US would guard the technology from the enemy.

Such remarks have indicated that the US has applied its Cold War thinking into science and technology and tried to tie the world’s development in this field with its own in an exclusive clique, a move that goes against the trend of the times.

Speaking in groundless words to confuse and manipulate the public opinion, a country will show nothing but its evil intentions while politically cracking down on other countries’ scientific and technological development.

Last year, China topped the world’s ranking with 4.18 million people involved in research and development, and secured the second place in both the total number of international scientific publications and the times of citation.

At the same time, the country’s contribution of scientific and technological progress to economic growth increased to 58.5 percent. It also came out number one in the global patent applications and licensing and rose to the 17th place in comprehensive national innovation capability.

All these figures have showed China’s transformation from a world factory into a global innovation platform underpinned by the hard working and creative Chinese people.

The article was originally published on the online version of the People’s Daily.


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