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Unformatted text preview: n than the PLA’s recent military posture.” His clause to combat this cooperative venture and others like it was passed as part of the budget negotiations, and is valid until Sept. 30. The item will have to stand on its own merits in new legislation to be introduced into the House. Though the area of acute concern was human space flight cooperation, Wolf made the language cover OSTP as well “to send a signal to the White House and NASA” that “this is unacceptable,” according to Wolf’s staffer. “To engage China increasingly in bilateral areas is not appropriate until we see some changes in China,” the staffer added. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 204 Mercury Politics Coop – China – Unpopular – House – Wolf (R-VA) (2/3) Cooperating with China raises national security concerns, triggering backlash by Rep. Wolf Pentland, Forbes, 5/7/11 (William – Energy and Environment Reporter Forbes, Congress Bans Scientific Collaboration with China, Cites High Espionage Risks, Forbes, http://blogs.forbes.com/williampentland/2011/05/07/congress-bans-scientificcollaboration-with-china-cites-high-espionage-risks/, Access: 6/27/11) AC A two-sentence clause included in the U.S. spending bill approved by Congress a few weeks ago threatens to reverse more than three decades of constructive U.S. engagement with the People’s Republic of China. The clause prohibits the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from coordinating any joint scientific activity with China. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA), a long-time critic of the Chinese government who chairs a House spending committee that oversees several science agencies, inserted the language into the spending legislation to prevent NASA or OSTP from using federal funds “to develop, design, plan, promulgate, implement or execute a bilateral policy, program, order, or contract of any kind to participate, collaborate, or coordinate bilaterally in any way with China or any Chinese-owned company.” By prohibiting the OSTP from working with China, Wolf claims the ban will bear on “the entire bilateral relationship on science and technology.” “It’s the whole ball of wax,” said Wolf in an interview with Science Insider. Although the ban will expire at the end of the current fiscal year in October, Wolf will seek to make the prohibition on any scientific collaboration between U.S. research agencies and China permanent. “We don’t want to give them the opportunity to take advantage of our technology, and we have nothing to gain from dealing with them,” said Wolf. “China is spying against us, and every U.S. government agency has been hit by cyber-attacks. They are stealing technology from every major U.S. company. They have taken technology from NASA, and they have hit the NSF computers . . . . You name the company, and the Chinese are trying to get its secrets.” Meanwhile, the Obama Administration has taken the position that the ban does not apply to any U.S. scientific interactions with C...
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