Western institutions’ AI and surveillance research ties with China, particularly those with partners implicated in ongoing rights abuses in Xinjiang, have been coming under mounting scrutiny. This week, South China Morning...
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Jul 22, 2019
After months of mounting scrutiny of American companies’ involvement with Chinese AI and...
Jul 23, 2013
An American has been detained in China as part of a probe into multinational pharmaceutical companies that previously led to bribery charges against GlaxoSmithKline executives earlier this month. From Reuters: The unnamed...
Aug 4, 2011
A new book, Run of the Red Queen, argues that China would be better served by playing to its strengths in innovation through refinement than by continuing to chase the global lead in flashier breakthroughs. The New York Times...
Aug 4, 2011
A three-part series by Louisa Lim at NPR explores China’s quest for scientific prestige. Frequently, it emerges, this is marked by impressive but superficial figures such as raw numbers of papers published, rather than...
Jul 27, 2011
China’s surge in patent applications and impressive R&D spending mask a lack of genuinely groundbreaking work, according to a Wall Street Journal article: Over 95% of the Chinese applications were filed domestically...
Dec 17, 2009
Hu Zhicheng, an American automotive engineer, has been held for over one year in China on charges of violating trade secrets. From David Barboza of the New York Times: Hu Zhicheng, a Chinese-born American citizen who won awards...
Oct 23, 2008
Chemistry World writes about a report put out last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) about the state of China’s innovation economy: China’s R&D intensity – the ratio...
Jun 28, 2008
From Reuters: China’s booming economy has allowed it to increase spending on research and basic science, but it still has a way to go to catch up with the United States and other developed countries, top science officials...
Feb 25, 2008
From Caijing Magazine : Led by the state council, China is initiating a large-scale research plan for a 4G standard, successful development of which could shape the 4G landscape of China and beyond, as reported in Caijing...
Aug 27, 2007
According to a new report from the OECD, China needs more innovation in order to become an advanced economy. From AP: Better protection of patents and other intellectual property, more cooperation between the government and the private sector and reforms to foster competitive markets are among the top needs the Paris-based OECD outlined in a […]
Jul 25, 2007
After ancient China gave the Four Great Inventions to the world, it has kept silent for centuries. But “now it wants to start innovating again.” From BBC News: Since 1999, Chinese spending on research and development has grown by 20% every year. Hu Jintao has set a research and development target of 2.5% of gross […]
Jul 23, 2007
From Dow Jones: As part of its efforts to boost its sales in China, Coca-Cola Co. (KO) is investing $80 million to build a new China headquarters and research and development center in Shanghai , the company’s new president for China business, Douglas Jackson, said Monday. The R&D center, which is expected to be finished […]
Mar 19, 2007
From OSA Podblog: Our first Podcast features Richard Suttmeier, Ph.D., a keynote speaker at the 2007 OSA Winter Leadership Meeting. Introduced by OSA’s 2007 president, Dr. Joseph Eberly, Dr. Suttmeier’s presentation is about science and technology in China. His presentation includes insights on China’s current activities and long-term goals in the areas of intellectual property, […]
Oct 26, 2005
From the Financial Times: Beware of extrapolation, a former British chancellor of the exchequer once remarked: it can make you go blind. The warning should be heeded by those western observers who, dazzled by China’s rise in basic manufacturing, breathlessly proclaim it is destined to become a global leader in science and technological innovation… China […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends