US Got China Wrong, But Trump Is Turning Things Around, Expert Says

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WASHINGTON—“‘Did we get China wrong?’ The issue to me is resoundingly ‘yes,’” says Bill Gertz, senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon and one of the leading journalists on national-security issues. “The good news is, there has been a major shift by the Trump administration in its focus on China,” Gertz said while speaking at a Defense Forum Foundation luncheon … Read More

How China Systematically Pries Technology From U.S. Companies

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Beijing leans on an array of levers to extract intellectual property. DuPont Co. suspected its onetime partner in China was getting hold of its prized chemical technology, and spent more than a year fighting in arbitration trying to make it stop. Then, 20 investigators from China’s antitrust authority showed up. For four days this past December, they fanned out through … Read More

China is Infiltrating U.S. Colleges

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Penn State is among those that have closed their Confucius Institutes. China’s massive foreign influence campaign in the United States takes a long view, sowing seeds in American institutions meant to blossom over years or even decades. That’s why the problem of Chinese financial infusions into U.S. higher education is so difficult to grasp and so crucial to combat. But … Read More

Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over DOD Grants to Colleges Hosting Confucius Institutes

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GOP Rep.: U.S. ‘cannot be naïve to the threat faced by Chinese influence operations’ Republican lawmakers expressed concern over new research partnerships between the Defense Department and American universities, several of which host Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes, citing national security threats. The Pentagon last week awarded five grants to university-industry teams collaborating on research related to U.S. defense capabilities as … Read More