U.S. Government Sent More Than $28M to Chinese Entities

U.S. Government Accountability Office study finds more than $28 million sent to Chinese entities between 2015 and 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: U.S. House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) attends at a press conference following a Republican caucus meeting, at the U.S. Capitol on June 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Stefanik spoke out against the January 6 Committee hearings set to begin tomorrow. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A U.S. Government Accountability Office study uncovered that more than $28 million was sent to research programs with entities in China or entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party between 2015 and 2021.
  • The study, requested by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and House Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Michael McCaul, found that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health sent research funds “directly to Chinese entities.”
  • The GAO found that the funding focused on “multiple scientific disciplines, including public health and biological sciences.”

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