China

See our translation of a short Chinese official notice from 2011 provides details on China's "Thousand Talents Program," specifically the program's procedures for recruiting and retaining non-Chinese foreign experts who can contribute to China's S&T base.

See our translation outlining a Chinese scholarship program for "self-financed" students who are studying abroad. The scholarship provides as much as $16,000 for a year of overseas study for PhD candidates under the age of 40. The scholarship also includes provisions to keep track of recipients and to aid them in returning to China.

Overseas Professionals and Technology Transfer to China

Ryan Fedasiuk Emily Weinstein
| July 21, 2020

China's government encourages members of the Chinese diaspora to engage in technology transfer through Chinese professional associations. This issue brief analyzes 208 such associations to assess the scope of technical exchange between overseas professionals and entities within China.

The China Scholarship Council: An Overview

Ryan Fedasiuk
| July 2020

The Chinese government seeks to exert influence through its scholarship and exchange programs. This issue brief assembles a picture of the China Scholarship Council—the primary vehicle by which the state provides scholarships—through Chinese-language sources.

This 2017 document lists technical positions that the Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences hoped to fill through talent programs. It is an unusually detailed example of a Chinese research institution’s efforts to recruit foreign scientists.

See our translation of a complete list and description of all Chinese Academy of Science talent recruitment programs. CAS has talent programs primarily targeting young scientists in strategic and emerging disciplines, including defense-related “military-civil fusion” technologies; some are aimed at domestic S&T talent, while others recruit foreign scientists.

See CSET's translation of a document detailing the number and affiliation of CAS-sponsored candidates for China’s “Youth Thousand Talents Program” as of 2011. Under the program, prospective employers such as CAS are responsible for identifying overseas talent they wish to recruit, and must submit applications on behalf of their candidates.

Washington moves to mimic Beijing on tech subsidies

National Journal
| June 14, 2020

CSET Director of Strategy Helen Toner weighs in on the U.S. government's growing interest in direct investments to support continued technology innovation.

See our translation of a government-issued white paper describing China’s approach to standards setting for AI. Appendices list all of China’s existing AI standards as of January 2018, as well as those under study, and provide examples of AI applications by leading Chinese tech companies.

See our translation of an agreement between Chinese students who study abroad and the PRC Ministry of Education’s China Scholarship Council. It requires students on CSC scholarships to report regularly on the progress of their studies and mandates that those who study abroad return to China for at least two years.