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U.S. Fails to Counter Chinese Efforts to Recruit Scientists, Acquire Research, Senate Report Says

Criticism falls on science-funding federal agencies, including Energy Department, National Institutes of Health

WASHINGTON—Federal agencies have failed to adequately respond to the threat of Chinese government-funded programs that systematically exploit U.S. research to strengthen China’s own economy and military, a new Senate report concludes.

With what are known as “talent programs,” the Chinese government provides compensation and resources to researchers who at times illicitly transfer intellectual property to China, in some cases setting up shadow labs overseas mirroring their U.S. research, according to the report released Monday...