Canada needs to be one step ahead of China on research security


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Alex Joske is the author of Spies and Lies: How China’s Greatest Covert Operations Fooled the World, senior risk adviser at McGrathNicol, and a former senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Margaret McCuaig-Johnston is a board director of the China Strategic Risks Institute and the former executive vice-president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. For years, China has cast itself as a scientific powerhouse – but the reality is that a great deal of its innovation has come from collaboration with scientists from other countries. The country’s military modernization and its interest in harnessing its research...