technology transfer

Chinese Surveillance Technology Expands at Home and Abroad

Government surveillance is a ubiquitous and growing phenomenon in China. New documents issued by the Ministry of State Security last month will empower Chinese law enforcement to search electronic devices without either a...

Is Xinjiang Inspiring Modi’s Crackdown in Indian Kashmir?

The ongoing crackdown by the Xi administration in the Xinjiang region has been described as an effort to “re-engineer” the Uyghur identity and as a form of “cultural genocide.” Officially launched in 2014, the steadily...

Taking the West’s Technology, Leaving its Freedoms

In her latest “Letter from China,” the New York Times’ Didi Kirsten Tatlow provides an overview of the newly released book Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation....

Chinese Corporate Espionage: A Legal Gray Area?

After U.S. prosecutors last month accused three New York University researchers of taking bribes in exchange for sharing confidential details of their work with a Shenzhen-based government-backed research institute and a...

China Says Climate Compromise Needed at Cancun

In the lead-up to next week’s climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, China’s representative is calling on participants to reach an agreement on the issue of financing and technology transfer arrangements. From...

China may abandon Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev line if talks with Germany fail

From China Daily Online: China may abandon the construction of the four-billion-euro Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed maglev line if talks with Germany on technical transfers and other issues fail, the 21st Century Business Herald said Friday. “The line will not be built if they keep saying no,” Wu Xiangming, director of the China national magnetic levitation transportation […]

Germany rebuffs China on magnetic train technology – Bertrand Benoit and Geoff Dyer

From the Financial Times: Berlin has rejected Chinese demands that it provide state funding and access to sensitive technology in exchange for the right to build a $4.3bn magnetic levitation train link between Shanghai and Hangzhou. Germany’s tough stance on funding and intellectual property transfers for the project comes a week after Angela Merkel, the […]



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