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The Evolving Relationship Between Technology and National Security in China: Innovation, Defense Transformation, and China's Place in the Global Technology Order

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Technical Report,15 May 2009,14 Nov 2015

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University of California - San Diego La Jolla United States

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This project examined Chinas drive to become a world-class defense and dual-use technological and industrial power and thistransformations implications for the United States. This resulted in the development of new analytical frameworks for analyzing defenseinnovation, especially with understanding how latecomer countries engage in technological catching up, better defining what is meant byinnovation, and forging inter-disciplinary approaches to research between the sciences and social sciences. Outcomes have includednumerous research conferences workshops research papers, policy briefs and publications generated policy and media briefings, andpipeline training for students and junior academics. A Relational Database has been produced to support social network analysis tocharacterize the positions of individuals, organizations, projects and technologies within networks in China, as well as provide generalcharacterizations of the nature of these networks. New ARO funding is secured for a three-year follow-up project on Understanding Chinas Efforts to Become a Global Defense Science, Technology, and Innovation Leader. This will allow continued work in the areas of 1Chinas Defense RDA System 2 Annual Review of Chinas Defense Industrial Base, and 3 Applying Lessons Learned from China toUnderstand How Other Countries Become Military Technological and Industrial Powers.

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