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Inside China’s Techno-Security State

September 08, 2022
Tai Ming Cheung

Policy Brief

In this policy brief, IGCC director Tai Ming Cheung examines the rise of China’s techno-security state.


Since coming to power, Xi Jinping has significantly elevated the importance of national security and technological innovation in the country’s overall priorities. He has invested considerable time, effort, and political capital to establish an expansive techno-security state based upon his strategic and ideological vision. This brief examines the five major methods Xi’s administration has undertaken to develop its techno-security state: developing a national security state, innovation-driven development, military strengthening, military-civilian fusion, and economic securitization.

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