China

Autumn Toney and Melissa Flagg's latest publication reveals that the U.S. and China together produce two-thirds of the world's research publication output.

Using CSET’s new Map of Science to examine clusters of research publications, this data brief presents a comparative analysis of U.S. and Chinese research publication outputs. The authors find that global competition outcomes differ depending on the level of granularity when comparing research publication data. In a granular view of global scientific research, the United States and China together dominate almost two-thirds of the research publication output, with the rest of the world leading in more than one-third of publication output. In a general view of global scientific research, only China and the United States appear as leaders in research output.

CSET Senior Fellow Anna Puglisi emphasizes the Chinese government's policies to incentivize academic researchers to engage in economic espionage and undermine global norms of collaboration.

In conjunction with the Biden administration's executive order ensuring U.S. investments aren't supporting Chinese companies that undermine U.S. security and values, CSET's Emily Weinstein expresses concern over U.S. companies selling software and hardware to China.

China’s Internet Trolls Go Global

Council on Foreign Relations
| June 7, 2021

In his latest piece with the Council on Foreign Relations, CSET's Ryan Fedaisuk emphasizes the serious threats China's internet trolls pose for economic security, political stability, and personal safety worldwide.

Research by CSET's Emily Weinstein discusses China's use of AI surveillance to monitor COVID-19 patients.

CSET's Ryan Fedasiuk, Emily Weinstein and Anna Puglisi reviewed 642 reports on international cooperation to learn how China's S&T diplomats acquire foreign technology.

China’s Foreign Technology Wish List

Ryan Fedasiuk Emily 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.