China's push for high-tech dominance
Last updated 7/1/2020 at 3:34pm
While the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest are front page news, China’s unrelenting push to leap over our country in critical technology and hoarding of strategic metals should alarm us.
Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, there has been an unprecedented worldwide demand for personal protective equipment (PPE). Tensions between our countries fueled the widespread fear that Chinese imports would disappear.
China provided 48 percent of our PPE imports in 2018, but Chinese exports of essential hospital supplies declined significantly in the first months of 2020.