Tag Archive: China

CSET's translation and analysis of China's "Science and Technology Daily" newspaper reveals China's "chokepoints."


Ben Murphy
| May 2022

China’s "Science and Technology Daily," a state-run newspaper, published a revealing series of articles in 2018 on 35 different Chinese technological import dependencies. The articles, accessible here in English for the first time, express concern that strategic Chinese industries are vulnerable to any disruption to their supply of specific U.S., Japanese, and European “chokepoint” technologies. This issue brief summarizes the article series and analyzes the Chinese perspective on these import dependencies and their causes.

The Navy Must Learn to Hide from Algorithms

U.S. Naval Institute
| May 2022

Looking at adversarial military AI systems, a CSET study found that the People's Liberation Army spends more than $1.6 billion each year on AI-related systems and equipment.

Drawing from her CSET report, Research Analyst Ngor Luong explains what guidance funds are and how they fit into China's efforts to gain an edge in emerging technology. 

Quad AI

Husanjot Chahal Ngor Luong Sara Abdulla Margarita Konaev
| May 2022

Through the Quad forum, the United States, Australia, Japan and India have committed to pursuing an open, accessible and secure technology ecosystem and offering a democratic alternative to China’s techno-authoritarian model. This report assesses artificial intelligence collaboration across the Quad and finds that while Australia, Japan and India each have close AI-related research and investment ties to both the United States and China, they collaborate far less with one another.

In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee CSET Director Dewey Murdick recommends how the U.S. can stay ahead of China in the emerging technology race.

In his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CSET Director Dewey Murdick discussed China's strategy to move towards self-sufficiency in key technologies and steps the United States can take to respond.

CSET Director Dewey Murdick testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on "Countering the People’s Republic of China’s Economic and Technological Plan for Dominance." Murdick discussed China's strategy to move towards self-sufficiency in key technologies and steps the United States can take to respond.

In his latest CSET brief, Research Analyst Will Hunt explains why exports controls on semiconductor manufacturing equipment against China are an important leveraging tool for the U.S. and its allies.

Preserving the Chokepoints

Andre Barbe Will Hunt
| May 2022

Offshoring the production of semiconductor manufacturing equipment would remove an important source of leverage over China and make the United States more dependent on other countries for some of the most important inputs to semiconductor manufacturing. This brief explores the factors driving U.S. SME firms to offshore production and what can be done to slow or reverse offshoring.