The State Department is stepping up efforts to block China from acquiring American technology in a large-scale, high-technology military buildup.
Christopher Ford, assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation, said the efforts are aimed at countering Beijing’s strategy of "military-civilian fusion" being directed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The fusion process moves technology acquired abroad ostensibly for civilian purposes to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Mr. Ford said in a speech to the U.S. Naval Academy last week.
Mr. Ford said his bureau at the State Department has joined with Los Alamos National Laboratory since July in a program aimed at "putting up barriers to the proliferation of sensitive technologies to the People’s Republic of China — technologies which Beijing has been using to build up its military capabilities in support of its ambitious ‘China Dream’ of ‘national rejuvenation’ to regain China’s position as a world leader in a range of fields, including military might."
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