The US government has announced a new program to protect sensitive technology, especially in the face of China's expansionist drive. This one is called the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies and will help prevent the sourcing of critical US intellectual property and sensitive technology from foreign rivals. The White House proposal assumes that technology companies will implement security protocols during the early stages of advanced technology development, and that the government will be involved in analyzing the risk of certain projects and determining whether certain technologies will go to allies or not.
Certain technological sectors are to be automatically covered by the new program, such as advanced detection, technologies related to aircraft engines, artificial intelligence, communication and human-machine interfaces. According to a statement issued by the Donald Trump administration: - The United States will not pretend that they do not see tactics used by countries like China or Russia that steal technology, force companies to transfer intellectual property, corrupt the free and fair market and secretly transform emerging civilian technologies for building military strength.
And although both Russia and China are mentioned here, it is the latter country that is treated by the Americans as a constantly growing threat to local entrepreneurship - there are, for example, branches established in the United States that have access to government funds or direct access to huge customer market. Moreover, the White House suggests webalpha the biggest Chinese giants get continued government support to help them dominate foreign markets as long as they stick to party rules - a form of digital colonialism, according to the US. One of them is the law related to the country's cybersecurity, introduced in 2017, which requires Chinese companies to store user data in China and imposes restrictions on data transfers to foreign entities.
This was to be one of the key reasons for the US government's fight against TikTok, which had access to 100 million users in the US alone, which began to raise questions about national security. If we add the fact that the Chinese lead in the rankings in the number of submitted patents, it is easy to guess how much confidential information they have access to - in the last year alone, Chinese companies filed 58,990 patent applications (US 57,840). All as part of an initiative called the Digital Silk Road (DSR), which aims to increase China's technological footprint in the world and it seems that the new plans of the American government assume something similar ... so is it the whole world soon to be concerned about?