China’s Asymmetric Intelligence Advantage: The State Security Law
September 9, 2015
China’s government has the ability to compel Chinese companies and its citizens working in the United States to assist the Chinese government with the broadly defined mission of “safeguarding State security.” As such, new safeguards should be put in place to better protect U.S. national security. These safeguards must ensure that the industries which make up the U.S. critical infrastructure are better protected. By mimicking Chinese trade and investment policies as appropriate and by using existing trade tools and strengthening the Committee on Foreign Investment, the United States may be able to reduce the asymmetric advantages afforded to the Ministry of State Security via the State Security Law of 1993.