DETROIT — The Chinese invented paper, gunpowder and the compass. But these days, if you want to be innovative, you've got to have state-of-the-art technology. And that's where modern-day China lags far behind, says Tai Chan, president of the Detroit Chinese Engineers Assn. Chan, an environmental engineer who works at General Motors Corp. as executive secretary of the GM-China Advisory Board, says when he conducts experiments for GM — he currently is studying China's air-pollution problem ...

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