Accession Number:

AD1116897

Title:

Addressing the China Challenge for American Universities

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Final Report]

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV APPLIED PHYSICS LAB LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36

Abstract:

Members of the US government have expressed concern that the Chinese government is targeting American researchers and labs for espionage and theft of information with commercial, military, and intelligence value. As of the writing of this paper in July 2020, it is the opinion of the author that there is insufficient evidence that academiceconomic espionage by Chinese nationals is a widespread problem at US universities. Existing policy solutions, which focus primarily on investigations and visa restrictions, represent an overcorrection and will likely erode the primacy of American science in the long term. The paper proposes more moderate policies to address the problem consistent with the principles of nondiscrimination and Open Science.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]