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CSET experts Zachary Arnold and Emily Weinstein testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission to discuss Chinese capital markets and offer recommendations to protect U.S. investment.

CSET Research Analyst Ryan Fedasiuk discusses President Xi Jinping's use of the internet to serve the PRC.

“Whatever we can do in our technology strategy to maintain that leverage now will have huge geopolitical and strategic relevance in the years ahead,” warns CSET Fellow Saif M. Khan before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ahead of the U.S.-China meetings.

CSET Research Fellow Saif M. Khan testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for its hearing, "Advancing Effective U.S. Policy for Strategic Competition with China in the Twenty-First Century." Khan spoke to the importance of U.S. leadership in semiconductor and artificial intelligence technology.

CSET Research Analyst Dahlia Peterson discusses China's use of technological tools to enable its widespread surveillance system.

CSET's issue brief "Understanding Chinese Government Guidance Funds" is featured as one of the Essential Eight things to know in the Sinocism China Newsletter.

Chinese Government Guidance Funds

Ngor Luong Zachary Arnold Ben Murphy
| March 2021

The Chinese government is pouring money into public-private investment funds, known as guidance funds, to advance China’s strategic and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. These funds are mobilizing massive amounts of capital from public and private sources—prompting both concern and skepticism among outside observers. This overview presents essential findings from our full-length report on these funds, analyzing the guidance fund model, its intended benefits and weaknesses, and its long-term prospects for success.

Understanding Chinese Government Guidance Funds

Ngor Luong Zachary Arnold Ben Murphy
| March 2021

China’s government is using public-private investment funds, known as guidance funds, to deploy massive amounts of capital in support of strategic and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. Drawing exclusively on Chinese-langauge sources, this report explores how guidance funds raise and deploy capital, manage their investment, and interact with public and private actors. The guidance fund model is no silver bullet, but it has many advantages over traditional industrial policy mechanisms.

In a review of the recommendations by a key government commission on ways to bolster the U.S. tech industry, this Forbes column points to a study by CSET's Remco Zwetsloot that delves into ways to attract and retain overseas tech talent.

CSET Research Analyst Dahlia Peterson discusses China’s latest surveillance program, Sharp Eyes, as well as technical limitations to accurately reporting censorship and physical surveillance.