U.S. Tech Transfers to China Targeted in New Security Bill

The U.S. hasn’t done enough to counter the use of technology transfers and supply chain infiltration from countries like China, leading to a grave national security risk, according to two U.S. senators.

To guard against state-sponsored technology theft and risks to supply chains that provide technology to U.S. consumers, Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio are proposing legislation that would require the White House to establish the “Office of Critical Technologies and Security.”

“It is clear that China is determined to use every tool in its arsenal to surpass the United States technologically and dominate us economically,” said Warner, a Virginia Democrat, in a statement Friday. “We need a whole-of-government technology strategy to protect U.S. competitiveness in emerging and dual-use technologies and address the Chinese threat.” more

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