China aims to boost the country’s computing power, used to measure computer speed, by more than 50% by 2025. This comes as competition intensifies in high-tech sectors, especially artificial intelligence, between China and the US. The plan, released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Monday, sets a target for computing power to surpass 300 EFLOPS (3 trillion floating-point operations per second) by 2025. In August, MIIT revealed that China’s computational power ranked second globally, following the US, with a growth of 9.4% from 180 EFLOPS in 2022 to this June. [MIIT, in Chinese]