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The Youth Thousand Talents Plan and China’s Military

Ryan Fedasiuk

Jacob Feldgoise

August 2020

CSET research sheds light on the backgrounds and career paths of nearly 3,600 awardees in China’s Youth Thousand Talents Plan. While concerns over China’s recruitment of science and technology experts for military-supporting roles are legitimate, this brief finds that the vast majority of YTTP awardees receive civilian-oriented job offers.

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