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How Biden will approach the U.S. battle with China over technology

US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Electoral college certification at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware on December 14, 2020.

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GUANGZHOU, China — President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to reverse President Donald Trump’s challenge to China’s technology industry and companies — but Biden will likely be more targeted in his approach and collaborate with allies, experts told CNBC.

During his presidency, Trump has looked to challenge China’s technology industry through sanctions, executive orders and other actions. Biden will likely continue such a policy.

“The bullet has left the chamber. Trump has

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China might get ahead of even the US in Science and technology; what India must do?

The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.

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The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.

By Smita Purushottam

China has grown immeasurably powerful over the last two decades, having placed science & technology (S&T) at the core of its developmental and military strategy. China invests 2.2% of its GDP on R&D ($496 billion), dwarfing India’s $50 billion (PPP figures, 2017). It is closing in on the American R&D spend of $549 billion, clocking over 17% in annual growth rates between 2000 and 2017, against the US average of 4.3%.

China’s S&T drive, growth,

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Ex-Raytheon engineer sentenced to prison for giving China military technology secrets

A Chinese national who was employed for 10 years by Raytheon Missiles and Defense in Arizona will spend more than three years in federal prison for handing over sensitive military-related technology to China, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Wei Sun, 49, received a 38-month prison term after previously pleading guilty to one felony count of violating the Arms Export Control Act, according to the Department of Justice.


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TikTok deal aims to thread needle on US, China demands

A fragile deal to put the popular video app TikTok in American control appeared in jeopardy Monday amid disagreement on the ownership structure and Chinese involvement.

The plan unveiled over the weekend would make Silicon Valley data giant Oracle the technology steward for the social platform and allow retail giant Walmart a stake as a commercial partner.

But the deal was being portrayed in different terms in the two countries. Here are key points:

– Ownership – 

According to US officials, the deal would establish a new entity called TikTok Global with Oracle managing data security through its cloud servers.

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Hitting the books: How China uses AI to influence its 1.4 billion citizens

T-Minus AI

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Excerpted with permission from T-Minus AI: Humanity’s Countdown to Artificial Intelligence and the New Pursuit of Global Power (BenBella Books, 2020)

With the advance of twenty-first-century technology, the watchful eye of the Communist Party’s authority has become even more penetrating. Digital methods of censorship, surveillance, and social control have become unavoidable, integral parts of Chinese society. Those methods provide the Communist Party, which essentially is the state, with powerful eyes, ears, and influence over most aspects of its citizens’ lives.

Again, and as stated, I am not criticizing the Chinese people themselves, nor suggesting that China is entirely

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