Epoch Times China Reports — Chinese Diplomats Are the Driving Force in Beijing’s Foreign Technology Acquisition: Report

A recent report found that Chinese science and technology (S&T) diplomats had acted as Beijing’s brokers, identifying overseas collaboration, investment, or acquisition opportunities for Chinese entities to acquire foreign technology and advancing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) industrial policy. “These accomplishments, in turn, contribute to the PRC’s (Chinese Communist Party’s) ‘going out’ strategy and goals set forth in state policies including made in China 2025,” said the “China’s Foreign Technology Wish List” report released in May by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), a Washington-based think tank. The “going out” strategy was proposed by the Chinese Communist Party in 1999 to encourage domestic companies to invest overseas. CSET uncovered the party’s goal of foreign technology acquisition. The state-sponsored approaches the diplomats undertook include identifying China’s domestic needs; monitoring cutting-edge technology among foreign entities, academia, government laboratories, and individual researchers; organizing matchmaking activities to help Chinese companies sign investment, …Read MoreNews and stories on China-US relations | The Epoch TimesChina, China-US News, Chinese Regime, Infiltrating the West, National Security, Special Topics, US, US News, report, diplomat, technology

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