China

National Power After AI

Matthew Daniels Ben Chang
| July 2021

AI technologies will likely alter great power competitions in foundational ways, changing both how nations create power and their motives for wielding it against one another. This paper is a first step toward thinking more expansively about AI & national power and seeking pragmatic insights for long-term U.S. competition with authoritarian governments.

CSET's Emily Weinstein discusses Congress' narrow focus on China and its talent recruitment programs as part of a national security strategy to protect U.S. interests and scientific research

CSET Research Analyst Will Hunt calls for the U.S. government to invest in domestic fabrication for chip manufacturing as a result of the current ship shortage.

CSET Research Analyst Will Hunt weighs in on the production of a cutting-edge semiconductor chip machine.

CSET's Anna Puglisi discusses U.S. national security concerns over the use of genetic data from prenatal tests for research and testing by the Chinese military.

CSET's Ryan Fedasiuk comments on the Cyberspace Administration of China's investigation and ban of the company Didi from Chinese app stores.

What to watch for at today’s FTC meeting

Politico Morning Tech
| July 1, 2021

Dakota Cary's latest CSET report reveals the construction of a new cybersecurity facility in Wuhan, China.

National Cybersecurity Center Map

Dakota Cary Jennifer Melot
| July 2021

China wants to be a “cyber powerhouse” (网络强国). At the heart of this mission is the sprawling 40 km2 campus of the National Cybersecurity Center. Formally called the National Cybersecurity Talent and Innovation Base (国家网络安全人才与创新基地), the NCC is being built in Wuhan. The campus, which China began constructing in 2017 and is still building, includes seven centers for research, talent cultivation, and entrepreneurship; two government-focused laboratories; and a National Cybersecurity School.

China’s National Cybersecurity Center

Dakota Cary
| July 2021

China’s National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) resides on a 40 km2 plot in Wuhan. As one indication of its significance, the Chinese Communist Party’s highest-ranking members have an oversight committee for the facility. Over the next decade, the NCC will provide the talent, innovation, and indigenization of cyber capabilities that China’s Ministry of State Security, Ministry of Public Security, and People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force hacking teams lack. Though still under construction, the NCC’s first class of graduates will cross the stage in June 2022.

A new world order for science

Axios
| June 24, 2021

A CSET report by Melissa Flagg, Autumn Toney and Paul Harris reveals a more collaborative and less competitive future in global research.