Chinese investment in U.S. startups under scrutiny for espionage

Jun 21, 2023
The difficult relationship between the U.S. and China has many economic contours to it. One of the complaints on the U.S. side for years has been about theft of intellectual property. That tension is now extending into the world of investment, particularly startups.
“Unlike American companies, Chinese-owned companies are required by their government to support the military," said Andy Weber, a senior fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks.
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China's state-sponsored industrial espionage is part of a larger system

Dec 9, 2021
Experts estimate that intellectual property theft is costly for countries — and that China is frequently the main culprit.
For years, U.S. prosecutors have accused Chinese companies, including solar companies, of stealing trade secrets. Above, a worker walks near solar modules in China's northwest Gansu Province.
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