China determined to advance its technology despite US-led restrictions, Xi Jinping tells Dutch Prime Minister


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What just happened? The US-led campaign to restrict China's access to advanced technologies will not deter its scientific and technological progress, according to President Xi Jinping, who made the statement during his meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The Netherlands restricted exports of ASML's advanced chipmaking equipment to China last year, a move prompted by the US. Xi met Rutte on Wednesday for discussions relating to areas that included the semiconductor industry. "The Chinese people also have legitimate development rights, and no force can stop the pace of China's scientific and technological progress," said Xi, according to Xinhua News...