Seven Chinese companies are on an export blacklist tonight because they use American technology to create weapons for the Chinese military. The problem is the companies are not doing anything illegal.
- Mark Lewis, Executive Director of the Emerging Technologies Institute at the National Defense Industrial Association, said the United States must balance sharing information to advance science and protecting it from adversaries.
- Lewis said the Chinese have acted unethically in exfiltrating information from the United States.
- He said the United States is also responsible in that it has allowed technology to slip into others’ hands and moves too slowly with development in some cases.