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EU Chief Warns vs China's Snatching Sensitive Tech

Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the European Union must be ready to protect trade and investment which China could exploit for its own security and military purposes, Chris Price, Simon Foy, and Adam Mawardi reported for The Telegraph.


Photo Insert: Speaking in Brussels, von der Leyen said that the EU should particularly avoid "the leakage of emerging and sensitive technologies through investments in other countries."



The European Commission President said it is important to prevent China from accessing “sensitive technologies” which could be used in security crackdowns or to restrict human rights.


“China’s changing policies may require us to develop new defensive tools for some critical sectors,” she said.



“Where dual-use purposes cannot be excluded or human rights might be implicated, there will need to be a clear line on whether investments or exports are in our own security interests.”


Speaking in Brussels, von der Leyen said that the EU should particularly avoid "the leakage of emerging and sensitive technologies through investments in other countries," which could lead to national security risks.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

These include microelectronics, quantum computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and the biotech sector.





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