According to an intelligence report issued, China is set on getting involved with private sectors across the globe, targeting small businesses and universities, and beginning to heavily invest in European and U.S biotech and pharma.

On top of that, as per the words of a Security Center officer, Edward You, China is setting up data-gathering systems in the form of supplying kits used in genetic and covid-19 testing.

In the long term, this might lead to China becoming a major competitor for global dominance in terms of healthcare, posing a serious threat to the U.S in that regard, or in the worse case making the States dependent on it.

Officials are urging the US government to step up its game, with Michael Orlando of the Counterintelligence Center explaining the utmost necessity of keeping up with China in various tech areas, most importantly A.I, seeing as how China is closing the gap at astonishing speed.

China’s military tests caused much concern as well and are in large part the reason for these warnings, as they unveiled advanced technology able to bypass warning systems to an extent.

Following Orlando’s warning, quantum computing is a risky area, insofar as American companies possibly oversharing in their co-operation with the Chinese industry, helping it come up with tech that could threaten encryption systems that the U.S is using, for one.

The US is losing its lead in the arms race, government officials resign

On top of that, Pentagon official Heidi Grant, who has since left her position, expressed her dissatisfaction with the policies put in place on the global arms trade, some of which have allowed U.S rivals, China more than likely among them, to share military hardware with the countries of the Middle east.

The dilemma of allowing rivals to have their share of the market and sharing the USA’s own high tech is growing ever graver.

Grant explained that the earlier policies demanded that the sale of certain military equipment, such as large drones, be limited to close allies.

The problem, as she puts it, is that these technologies were indeed transferred to those parties which were considered non-priority by the US, namely Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.

She points out that it could have been the USA to have done so, allowing it the potential to advise, train, and direct the use of such tech.

But that’s not all, as more officials are resigning, Nicolas Chaillan among them.

He claimed that the US was slow in transforming its armed forces in terms of technology, stating very firmly that at the current rate, there would soon be no real fighting chance against China, giving it a period of two decades before it catches up.