torsdag 18. juli 2019

The US is hurting its universities and itself, when it shuts the door on research partnerships and innovation

Foreign firms have noticed Chinese companies’ rapid transition from imitators to innovators, a shift highlighted in the South China Morning Post’s
China internet Report 2019. But some governments, especially that of the United States, have responded with bans and other barriers which they justify on the grounds of national security. In addition to targeting private companies, some in Washington are moving to curtail international academic research.

Last month, Republican Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that would screen students from China, Russia and Iran to make sure they do not steal sensitive research while working at US universities.