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 香蕉视频苹果下载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 by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Participants are routinely told to conceal their participation from U.S. authorities, the report said.

The bipartisan report faulted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the agencies that fund U.S. research—including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Energy Department—for what they described as a slow, disjointed response to the threat of Chinese talent programs.

香蕉视频苹果下载“These failures continue to undermine the integrity of the American research enterprise and endanger our national security,” the report said.

The Senate panel, led by Sens. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) and Tom Carper (D., Del.), will conduct a hearing on the report’s findings Tuesday.

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