US Senate passes sweeping bill to counter China tech reach
US Senate lawmakers have approved a massive spending plan to boost technology research and production.
The proposed measures come in the face of growing international competition, particularly from China.
A Beijing official hit back at the bill on Wednesday, saying it "exaggerated the 'China threat'".
The bill, which must pass the House of Representatives before being signed into law, is a rare point of agreement between Republicans and Democrats.
In a vote in the upper chamber of the US Congress, 68 of the 100-member Senate supported the measure, with 32...