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CSET produces evidence-driven analysis in a variety of forms, from informative graphics and translations to expert testimony and published reports. Our key areas of inquiry are the foundations of artificial intelligence — such as talent, data and computational power — as well as how AI can be used in cybersecurity and other national security settings. We also do research on the policy tools that can be used to shape AI’s development and use, and on biotechnology.

Report

Harnessed Lightning

Ryan Fedasiuk Jennifer Melot Ben Murphy
| October 2021

This report examines nearly 350 artificial intelligence-related equipment contracts awarded by the People’s Liberation Army and state-owned defense enterprises in 2020 to assess how the Chinese military is adopting AI. The report identifies China’s key AI defense industry suppliers, highlights gaps in U.S. export control policies, and contextualizes the PLA’s AI investments within China’s broader strategy to compete militarily with the United States.

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Read our original translation of the 2022 budget of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Read our original translation of the 2022 budget for the PRC Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Read our original translation of China’s draft regulation on export controls on dual-use items. The PRC Ministry of Commerce is soliciting public feedback on this draft regulation through May 22, 2022.

Read our original translation of a 2016 PRC notice that describes the process by which "foreign experts" receive permission to work in China.

Read our original translation of a 2017 PRC report that lists all of China's state key laboratories and summarizes their key accomplishments from the previous year.

Read our original translation of "Made in China 2025." One of China’s most important industrial policies, it sets milestones for China to reach by 2020 and 2025 in service of its goal of upgrading the PRC manufacturing sector.

See our original translation of a PRC document that describes six different Chinese talent recruitment plans.

See our original translation of a PRC document that details China’s plans to develop domestic standards for the smart manufacturing industry.

This document is an English-language translation of the table of contents of an extremely lengthy compendium of PRC national, provincial, and city-level laws, regulations, and policies related to the “conversion of S&T achievements into practical applications.”

See our original translation of a PRC law, amended in December 2021, that regulates how Chinese technology-related industrial policies operate and how state guidance funds for S&T are run, stipulates punishments for those who embezzle S&T funds, and so on.