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The People's Republic of China Uses Diverse Tools to Access Foreign Technology and Critical Infrastructure

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THE PRC USES LEGAL AND ILLEGAL METHODS TO OBTAIN UNSANCTIONED ACCESS TO TARGETED TECHNOLOGY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

  • The PRC has a large “toolkit” it can use—often employing several tools at once.
  • PRC methods continually evolve to evade or bypass other countries’ legal and regulatory measures.
  • When one method of technology acquisition fails, PRC actors will pursue another.
  • The PRC can use these methods to impede supply chains by limiting exports from PRC manufacturers, taking control of overseas manufacturers, or hampering business operations.
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  • Document Number: DSI-2022-U-032010-Final
  • Publication Date: 4/25/2022