Wednesday, September 28, 2022

China's silent war on America

While the federal government invests heavily in research, it’s actually China that gets more out of it, according to a Defense Department study of its spending that is getting attention on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, touted the findings of the study Wednesday, saying the Pentagon’s conclusions should be worrying not just to the defense world, but to every government agency that spends on research China might be interested in.

China, not the U.S., is the ultimate beneficiary of DoD and other [U. S. government] research investments,” the Pentagon’s review concluded, according to Ms. Ernst.

he Pentagon’s review is not public and Ms. Ernst’s office said it could not share the document, but shedescribed the trickery at work. She said it goes beyond the traditional boundaries of traditional intellectual property theft.

China now finds companies that are receiving federal research funding and recruits those firms to work for institutions associated with its own military operations. The American company then dissolves, and whatever was developed with the U.S. funds is transferred to a subsidiary in China, Ms. Ernst said.

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