China

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

A CSET study on China's use of guidance funds shows that Chinese governments at all levels have established 1,741 industrial guidance funds—in effect, state-sponsored private equity—with plans to deploy $1.6 trillion.

CSET reports unpack U.S. visa restrictions against Chinese students and Chinese students supported by the China Scholarship Council.

China’s CyberAI Talent Pipeline

Dakota Cary
| July 2021

To what extent does China’s cultivation of talent in cybersecurity and AI matter in terms of competitiveness with other countries? Right now, it seems to have an edge: China’s 11 World-Class Cybersecurity Schools offer more classes on artificial intelligence and machine learning than do the 20 U.S. universities certified as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. This policy brief recommends tracking 13 research grants from the National Science Foundation that attempt to integrate AI into cybersecurity curricula.

CSET's Dakota Cary describes China's plans to becomes a "cyber powerhouse" through the creation of its National Cybersecurity Center.

In his latest CSET publication, Dakota Cary unpacks the construction of China's National Cybersecurity Center.

In an opinion piece for the Hill, CSET's Dakota Cary explains how China's new rules on software vulnerabilities threaten cybersecurity.

The Huawei Moment

Alex Rubin Alan Omar Loera Martinez Jake Dow Anna Puglisi
| July 2021

For the first time, a Chinese company—Huawei—is set to lead the global transition from one key national security infrastructure technology to the next. How did Washington, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, fail to protect U.S. firms in this strategic technology and allow a geopolitical competitor to take a leadership position in a national security relevant critical infrastructure such as telecommunications? This policy brief highlights the characteristics of 5G development that China leveraged, exploited, and supported to take the lead in this key technology. The Huawei case study is in some ways the canary in the coal mine for emerging technologies and an illustration of what can happen to U.S. competitiveness when China’s companies do not have to base decisions on market forces.

What can the U.S. do to prevent cyberattacks from China?

Marketplace Public Radio
| July 19, 2021

CSET Senior Fellow Andrew Lohn weighs in on the latest Microsoft cyberattack.

CSET Research Analyst Will Hunt testified before the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee on "Microelectronics: Levers for Promoting Security and Innovation." He offered recommendations to advance the U.S.' semiconductor industry.