Military researchers at the cutting edge of China’s hypersonic and general missiles programme, including “many on a US export blacklist”, have managed to obtain specialized American technology, such as advanced software products, via private Chinese firms or research academies, an investigation by the Washington Post has found.
The paper said it had “mapped more than 300 sales since 2019 of US-origin technology to dozens of entities involved in China’s hypersonics or missile programmes”, and found products by nearly 50 US firms that were sold through intermediaries over that period, by analyzing contracts and speaking to Chinese scientists working in military labs and universities, “who described almost unfettered access to American technology with applications in the design and testing of missiles”, including products developed after grants worth millions of dollars from the Pentagon.
Read the full report: Washington Post.
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