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Warning over German research with Chinese military

“Alarmingly widespread” collaborations may have used public funding in contravention of guidelines, report warns

Collaboration between German researchers and Chinese institutes assessed as “high risk” in terms of national security are “alarmingly widespread”, according to a study by an American security research centre.

The report, compiled by the Center for Research Security & Integrity (CRSI), an American non-profit, analysed scientific articles published from 2016 to May 2022 by co-authors in Germany and China. It identified 835 articles on joint projects in collaboration with Chinese institutions linked to the People’s Liberation Army and other military institutes.

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