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The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that efforts like Google's artificial intelligence venture in China allow the Chinese military to access and take advantage of U.S.-developed technology.
Google - Dunford - Audience - Atlantic - Council
'This is not about me and Google,' Dunford told an audience at the Atlantic Council.
'This is about us looking at the second and third order of effects of our business ventures in China, Chinese form of government, and the impact it's going to have on the United States' ability to maintain a competitive military advantage.'
Dunford - Comments - US - Government - Worries
Dunford's comments reflect widespread U.S. government worries that any information or data an American company has or uses as it does business in China is automatically available to the Chinese government and its military.
U.S. companies in China are required to have a cell of the communist party present, said Dunford, adding, 'that will lead to that intellectual property from that company finding its way to the Chinese military.'
Week - Defense - Secretary - Patrick - Shanahan
Last week he and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan expressed similar concerns during a Senate Armed Services Committee...
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