This article is a summary of a YouTube video "America & China: Safeguarding Open Research Against Authoritarian Rivals" by Hoover Institution

The Importance of Strategic Collaboration with China

TLDRChina's research enterprise offers incredible talent, world-class facilities, and generous funding. However, it has been asymmetrically exploiting the openness of the American research enterprise to transfer technology and data that conflict with our values and interests. We need to make informed decisions regarding collaboration with China and create a more secure and welcoming environment for international talent.

Key insights

🌍China's research enterprise is tightly integrated into the American research enterprise and offers incredible talent, world-class facilities, and generous funding.

💡China has been asymmetrically exploiting the openness of the American research enterprise to transfer technology and data that conflict with our values and interests.

🔒There have been numerous collaborations between US researchers and Chinese researchers associated with China's defense base, including work on anti-submarine warfare, hypersonics, and jet engines.

🧠Chinese experts in fields like artificial intelligence and brain science often apply their technologies to technologies of state repression.

🌐To make informed decisions about collaboration, we need domain experts and good data and systems to assess the opportunities and risks in scientific collaborations.

Q&A

Why is China's research enterprise important?

China's research enterprise offers incredible talent, world-class facilities, and generous funding, making it a valuable partner for collaboration.

How has China been exploiting the American research enterprise?

China has been asymmetrically exploiting the openness of the American research enterprise to transfer technology and data that conflict with our values and interests.

What kind of collaborations have taken place between US and Chinese researchers?

There have been collaborations on defense-related projects such as anti-submarine warfare, hypersonics, and jet engines.

How do Chinese experts apply their technologies?

Chinese experts often apply their technologies, developed in fields like artificial intelligence and brain science, to technologies of state repression.

What do we need to make informed decisions about collaboration?

To make informed decisions, we need domain experts and good data and systems to assess the opportunities and risks in scientific collaborations.

Timestamped Summary

00:00China's research enterprise is tightly integrated into the American research enterprise and offers incredible talent, world-class facilities, and generous funding.

00:30China has been exploiting the openness of the American research enterprise to transfer technology and data that conflict with our values and interests.

00:52Collaborations between US and Chinese researchers have taken place on defense-related projects such as anti-submarine warfare, hypersonics, and jet engines.

00:54Chinese experts in fields like artificial intelligence and brain science often apply their technologies to technologies of state repression.

01:08To make informed decisions about collaboration, we need domain experts and good data and systems to assess the opportunities and risks in scientific collaborations.