China Outpaces U.S. in STEM

| August 9, 2021

China could graduate nearly twice as many STEM PhDs as the United States by 2025, according to a new CSET report.

Looking at 642 international technology cooperation opportunities, CSET's Foreign Technology Wish List reveals how China uses its diplomatic privilege to leverage the acquisition of technology.

A new CSET report reveals that U.S. universities are lagging behind China in the production of STEM PhDs.

China’s STEM Ph.D. push

| August 5, 2021

CSET Research Fellow discusses his latest data brief on China's investment into STEM PhD students.

CSET's Anna Puglisi discusses China's counterintelligence efforts in the private sector and academia in her testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Chinese Cyberthreats: The Impact on National Security

Gov Info Security
| August 5, 2021

In her testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CSET Senior Fellow Anna Puglisi discussing U.S. implications if China loses its "technological edge" to China.

China is Fast Outpacing U.S. STEM PhD Growth

Remco Zwetsloot Jack Corrigan Emily S. Weinstein Dahlia Peterson Diana Gehlhaus Ryan Fedasiuk
| August 2021

Since the mid-2000s, China has consistently graduated more STEM PhDs than the United States, a key indicator of a country’s future competitiveness in STEM fields. This paper explores the data on STEM PhD graduation rates and projects their growth over the next five years, during which the gap between China and the United States is expected to increase significantly.

CSET Senior Fellow Anna Puglisi testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on "Beijing's Long Arm: Threats to U.S. National Security." She offered recommendations to counter China's S&T collection efforts.

China’s Robotics Patent Landscape

Sara Abdulla
| August 2021

Since 2011, China has dramatically grown its robotics sector as part of its mission to achieve technological leadership. The Chinese government has encouraged this growth through incentives and, in some cases, subsidies. Patents in robotics have surged, particularly at Chinese universities; by contrast, private companies comprise the bulk of robotics patent filers around the world. China has also seen a corresponding growth in robotics purchasing and active robotics stock. This data brief explores the trends in robotics patent families published from China as a measure of robotics advancement and finds that China is on track to emerge as a world leader in robotics.

CSET Helen Toner weighs in on the Biden administration's China tech policy amidst the ongoing U.S.-China strategic competition.