A recent bipartisan U.S. Senate report documents that China is systematically infiltrating U.S. research programs, co-opting scientists and others in order to steal large amounts of important, cutting-edge information. The U.S. must be especially vigilant about energy programs as the U.S. Department of Energy is the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences. China can also launch cyberattacks against the U.S. electric grid. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for InsideSources about this topic here.
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