CSET’s Anna Puglisi provided expert insights in an article published by Reuter that discusses the U.S.-China Science and Technology Agreement and the ongoing debate within the U.S. government about whether to let the agreement expire. The agreement, which has been in place for over 40 years, has facilitated cooperation between the two countries in various scientific and technical fields.
Regarding U.S.-China relations, Puglisi stated, “Science and technology cooperation had at one time been the ‘feel good’ part of relations, but that has changed. She added, “There has to be transparency and there has to be reciprocity.” She added, “And the U.S. government needs to do a full accounting of what have we gotten out of this besides a couple of meetings.” Additionally, she urged the U.S. government to assess the actual benefits derived from this cooperation, stating, “And the U.S. government needs to fully evaluate what we have gained apart from a few meetings.”
Read the full article in Reuters.