Countering China’s Technology Offensive

Telecommunications workers install a new 5G antenna system for AT&T’s 5G wireless network in downtown San Diego, Calif., April 23, 2019. Picture taken with fisheye lens. (Mike Blake/Reuters)
Without a course correction of U.S. policy, our country will almost certainly lose this race for technological leadership.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F ive years ago, the government of China launched a massive effort, supported by massive funding, to implement an ambitious master plan, Made in China 2025. Its goal is to move away from being the world’s factory of low-cost goods to becoming the world leader in the key technologies of the 21st century. The nation that leads in these technologies will lead the world economically, and likely in other ways as well.

The challenge posed by this offensive is now clear. China is already rapidly gaining on the United States and could surpass it within this decade, and perhaps even by the

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