The invoice appropriates practically $250 billion for science and expertise in a bid to counter China’s rise. It had sturdy bipartisan assist — an indication of how massive the perceived risk from China looms.
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So the Senate did one thing exceptional yesterday. It handed a invoice with sturdy bipartisan assist, and it is a large one. The Innovation and Competitors Act of 2021 unlocks practically $250 billion in funding for science and expertise within the U.S. It is designed to counter China’s rising power in these areas. NPR China affairs correspondent John Ruwitch stories.
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