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US May Screen Tech Startups Amid China Warning – WSJ

A study gave instances of participants winding up US companies, participating in China’s talent programmes and working at entities aiding the People’s Liberation Army

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Researchers looked at how US government sanctions have affected nearly 1,000 Chinese companies between 2010 and 2020. Photo: Reuters


US government agencies may soon start screening tech startups applying for federal funds as a study found Chinese firms use state-sponsored methods to exploit the Small Business Innovation Research Program that helps to finance innovation among American firms, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The April 2021 study gives instances of programme participants who wind up their US companies, participate in talent programmes run by China and work at institutions that aid the People’s Liberation Army, the report added.


Read the full report: The Wall Street Journal.





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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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