Google's Work In China Benefits Chinese Military - Pentagon

Google's Work in China Benefits Chinese Military - Pentagon

The Pentagon is concerned that Google is indirectly helping advance the Chinese military by conducting business in the Asian nation, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford told Congress on Thursday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) The Pentagon is concerned that Google is indirectly helping advance the Chinese military by conducting business in the Asian nation, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford told Congress on Thursday.

"The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military," Dunford said in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

He added, "We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is this indirect benefit. Frankly, indirect may not be a full characterization of the way it really is, it's more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.

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US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan explained that there is a direct link between commercial business and military development.

"The technology that's developed in the civilian world transfers to the military world. It's a direct pipeline," Shanahan said during his testimony.

He also claimed that the systematic theft of US technology by Chinese entities is accelerating Beijing's technological advancements in the defense sector.

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