China’s Foreign Technology Wish List

Ryan Fedasiuk Emily S. Weinstein Anna Puglisi
| May 2021

“Science and technology diplomats” act as brokers as part of China’s broader strategy to acquire foreign technology. Each year, they file hundreds of official reports on their activities. This issue brief illuminates trends in the 642 reports filed by the S&T directorates of Chinese embassies and consulates from 2015 to 2020, quantifying which types of technologies the Chinese government is most focused on acquiring, and from where.

Elsa Kania, Emily Weinstein and Lorand Laskai discuss how the U.S. should respond to China's Military-Civil Fusion strategy.

China’s Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance

Ngor Luong Zachary Arnold
| May 2021

As part of its strategy to achieve global leadership in AI, the Chinese government brings together local governments, academic institutions, and companies to establish collaboration platforms. This data brief examines the role of China’s Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance in advancing its AI strategy, and the key players in the Chinese AI industry.

Research security in international collaborations was the focus of a three-part webinar series hosted by CRDF Global.

Ryan Fedasiuk's research on China's media manipulation found that 20 million part-time volunteers and 2 million paid commentators have been recruited to alter China's public opinion online.

Fear and confusion continue over research interactions with China

Chemical & Engineering News
| May 7, 2021

CSET Research Analyst Emily Weinstein dissects the China Initiative and the lack of understanding it has created between law enforcement and academia.

CSET's Anna Puglisi discussed that the surprising fundraising contributions by Chinese and Chinese-Americans to the Proud Boys organization were not an effort of identity politics by the Chinese government.

The National Defense Authorization Act requires the Department of Defense to disclose Chinese military companies operating in the United States. In her co-authored piece, CSET's Emily Weinstein analyzes section 1260H of the NDAA and future implications of U.S.-China relations.

CSET Research Analyst Emily Weinstein weighs in on U.S. technology companies relying on China for growth and contributing to Chinese surveillance systems.

In his piece with The Jamestown Foundation, CSET Research Analyst Ryan Fedasiuk shines light on the Chinese Communist Party's use of internet trolls to control China's online public image.