Issue Brief Nov 28, 2022
How the Chinese government is financing its way to becoming a techno-superpower
By Ngor Luong
Beijing is committed to becoming a state-led and self-sufficient techno-superpower. In doing so, the Chinese government is consolidating its influence in both the domestic market and overseas markets where Chinese firms are active, while simultaneously mobilizing public, private, and public-private investment vehicles to support these tech ambitions.
Ngor Luong is a nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub. Luong is also a research analyst at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, focusing on China’s science and technology ecosystem, artificial-intelligence investment trends, and artificial-intelligence diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific region. Previously, Luong worked at the Center for American Progress, where she researched China’s industrial policy and 5G.
Her work and commentary have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Nikkei Asia, and the Diplomat, among other outlets. She is a co-author of the forthcoming Routledge-published book titled Chinese Power and Artificial Intelligence. Luong received a BA in international politics and economics from Middlebury College and is pursuing an MA at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program with a concentration in technology and national security.