15 April 2022

New ThinkChina Analysis: Danish-Chinese Knowledge Collaboration at a Critical Juncture

We experience more intense scrutiny of Chinese scientists working in Denmark and more critical attitudes towards the benefits of knowledge cooperation. At the same time, we note that the Chinese authorities impose increasingly stricter restrictions on academic freedom in China, both internally and with international collaboration. This analysis gives a deeper insight into collaboration with Chinese scientists, researchers and universities. It explores the increase in bilateral collaboration and publications that were done in recent years and displays threats regarding espionage, leakage of critical knowledge or proprietary rights which could undermine countries economically and security-wise in the future.

This analysis is written by Jørgen Delman, professor emeritus, China Studies, University of Copenhagen.

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