Foreign Relations & International Law

ChinaTalk: An Industrial Espionage Parable

Jordan Schneider
Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:37 PM

Published by The Lawfare Institute
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What do you get when you take a Chinese national, a rental car, rural Iowa and a $52 billion seed business hanging in the balance? Said one review, "not since Alfred Hitchcock's in North by Northwest has a cornfield produced so much excitement."

Mara Hvistendahl's recent book, "The Scientist and the Spy," delivers a compelling narrative diving deep into the nature of Chinese industrial espionage and America's response.

I also write a weekly newsletter translating and analyzing Chinese new media. This past week's edition focused on how U.S. anti-Huawei measures are leading to calls to invade Taiwan and take TSMC.

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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