How U.S. Scientists are Collaborating with China’s Military: “Wake-Up Call”

Work on a robotic fish with potential military use was just one of hundreds of examples of collaboration between scientists in the U.S. and its allies and researchers linked to China’s military, according to a new study seen by Newsweek.

The study, which focuses primarily on scientists in key U.S. NATO ally Germany, reveals a scale of collaboration between scientific institutions in the West and researchers connected with China’s military that is far greater than has previously been reported.

The release of the report, shared exclusively with Newsweek ahead of its publication in Washington D.C., comes at a time of growing tension between the U.S. and China, with President Joe Biden’s administration singling out China as America’s key competitor and taking more steps to limit technology transfer.

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