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China aspires to global technology leadership. Can it achieve its ambitions? What would the impacts be at home and abroad?

Global China: Technology

Authors: Tarun Chhabra, Rush Doshi, Ryan Hass, Emilie Kimball

This installment of papers for the Brookings Foreign Policy project “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World” assesses China’s growing technological reach in the world by focusing on both thematic and technology-specific topics.

Preparing the United States for the superpower marathon with China

Authors: Michael Brown, Eric Chewning, Pavneet Singh

The U.S. is not prepared for the superpower marathon with China — an economic and technology race likely to last multiple generations.

Digital competition with China starts with competition at home

Authors: Tom Wheeler

Rather than embracing a China-like consecration of a select few companies, America’s digital competition with China should begin with meaningful competition at home and the all-American reality that competition drives innovation.

“AI weapons” in China's military innovation

Authors: Elsa B. Kania

As technological competition emerges as an ever more prominent element of U.S.-China rivalry, it is clear the Chinese military and defense industry have undertaken active initiatives in research, development, and experimentation around autonomous weapons.

Navigating the US-China 5G competition

Authors: Nicol Turner Lee

The United States and China are in a race to deploy fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless networks, and the country that dominates will lead in standard-setting, patents, and the global supply chain.

China’s digital payments revolution

Authors: Aaron Klein

China’s new payment system exploded in under a decade, growing from inception to dominance. What does this mean for the future of China’s payment system and America’s response?

Dealing with demand for China’s global surveillance exports

Authors: Sheena Chestnut Greitens

There is relatively little correlation between the level of democracy in a country and the likelihood that it will adopt Chinese surveillance technology, but understanding the impacts of these technologies will be important for crafting effective policy.

China’s approach to tech talent competition

Authors: Remco Zwetsloot

China sees talent as central to its technological advancement and has formulated a multi-pronged strategy for growing its science and technology talent pool. In responding to China’s international talent push, however, other countries face dueling incentives.

Untangling the web: Why the US needs allies to defend against Chinese technology transfer

Authors: Andrew Imbrie, Ryan Fedasiuk

To defend against the transfer of sensitive technical information to China, the United States and its allies will need to be targeted, collaborative, and agile in their response.

China's role in the global biotechnology sector and implications for US policy

Authors: Scott Moore

This brief assesses the implications of China’s changing role in biotechnology for the United States, which span national security, data security, and economic competitiveness.

Managing China’s rise in outer space

Authors: Frank A. Rose

Over the past several decades, China has rapidly expanded its presence in outer space in both the civil and military arenas. Given the increasing role that China is playing in the space domain, the U.S. will need to develop a strategy that balances deterrence and cooperation with China.

Secure power: Gigawatts, geopolitics, and China’s energy internet

Authors: Tom Stefanick

Given the mutual concerns of the U.S. and China over the security of their electrical grids, there may be an opening for mutual agreement for restraint from potentially-threatening behaviors within each other’s grid networks.

Maintaining China's dependence on democracies for advanced computer chips

Authors: Saif M. Khan, Carrick Flynn

It is in the security interests of democratic states, including the United States, for China to remain reliant on democracies for state-of-the-art chips.