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Google Faces New Wave of Scrutiny Over China Ties

After months of mounting scrutiny of American companies’ involvement with Chinese AI and surveillance technology, and particularly its deployment in Xinjiang, the spotlight has returned to Google with renewed pressure over its AI research partnerships. “Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel...

U.S. Citizen Detained as Pharma Probe Spreads (Updated)

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...

Moving China Up the Value Chain

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...

China as an Innovation Center? Not So Fast

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...

American Engineer Detained for Year in China

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...

OECD Urges China to Innovate

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...

Booming China Splashes Out on Science

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...

Grand Plan for 4G R&D

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...

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