Challenging Times for Sino–Foreign Sci–Tech Relations

  • Anthony Welch University of Sydney
Keywords: International research relations, restrictions, China, United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, risks


US actions to restrict research collaboration with China in key high-tech science and technology fields is increasingly recognized as part of a tech war, if not an ideological war. Australia, Europe, and Japan, among others, are also instituting measures to limit collaboration in sensitive high-tech areas, citing security concerns and loss of intellectual property. If insufficiently nuanced, such measures pose risks and will potentially weaken well-established and important research networks with China.

Author Biography

Anthony Welch, University of Sydney

Anthony Welch is professor of education, School of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia. Email: anthony.

How to Cite
Welch, A. (2021). Challenging Times for Sino–Foreign Sci–Tech Relations. International Higher Education, (105), 15-17. Retrieved from