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China Considers Delaying High-Tech ‘Made in China 2025’ Plans

  • Beijing may push back targets in ‘Made in 2025’ by a decade
  • White House officials are pushing for ‘structural changes’
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Why China Might Delay 'Made in China 2025' Initiative
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China is considering plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies as it tries to ease trade tensions with America that have roiled financial markets.

Beijing may postpone some aspects of its ambitious industrial program by a decade to 2035, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The program that Chinese officials call “Made in China 2025,” which seeks advancements in robotics, aerospace and renewable energy, has been one of the main targets in President Donald Trump’s trade war.