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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 2, Issue 2</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>Aug-Sep 2021</Season>
      <ArticleType>International Relations</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Book Review: China__ampersandsign#39;s Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage by Hannas __ampersandsign Tatlow</ArticleTitle>
          <FirstName>Sruthi Kalyani</FirstName>
      <Abstract>The Chinese dream of becoming a first-tier innovator from its long-term status as the world’s manufacturing factory is not a new phenomenon as much as it is swiftly being geared up during Xi Jinping’s times. As early as the 1990s, the aspirations of revitalizing the nation through Science, Technology and Education (kejiao xigguo) and loyally repaying the ancestral land with the intellect have been well-pronounced in various Chinese policy sentiments. Ever since the 15-year Medium to Long-term Plan (MLP) for the Development of Science and Technology in 2006, the quest for transitioning from an imitator to an innovator has been implemented at institutional and policy levels (Appelbaum, Cao, Han, Parker, __ampersandsign Simon, 2018). China’s path towards leapfrogging into advanced technologies in order to become the ‘global innovation powerhouse’ and ‘technology superpower’ boasts of the state’s ability to foster and strengthen indigenous innovation (zizhu chuangxin). However, there have been scholarly apprehensions that these state-led efforts to provide avenues for scientific enterprises and the subsequent setting up of national high-tech parks for the sake of innovating “key industries” have not really effectively reaped in adding to the dreams of indigenous innovation (Cao, Suttmeier, __ampersandsign Simon, 2009). International Science and Technology collaborations for the acquisition of foreign technology, thus, becomes crucial for the targeted innovation goals set forth by the party-state. The book under review places the growing phenomenon of zizhu chuangxin under the radar of foreign technology transfers and traces how these technology influxes have been serving the preservation of the autocratic state. The authors add to the literature not only in Science and Technology Studies but also in understanding the authoritarian use of technology and its related implications in International Relations. By providing a deliberation of case studies on how the grey areas of extralegal and informal technology transfers are carried out, the book successfully initiates a huge lot of research problematique that demands greater attention especially in the times of China’s rise as a technology superpower.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Technology Acquisitions,China,Espionage</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ejsss.net.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=13289&amp;title=Book Review: China__ampersandsign#39;s Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage by Hannas __ampersandsign Tatlow</Abstract>
        <References>Appelbaum, R. P., Cao, C., Han, X., Parker, R., and; Simon, D. (2018). Innovation in China: Challenging the global science and technology system. John Wiley and; Sons.&#13;
Cao, C., Suttmeier, R. P., and; Simon, D. F. (2009). Success in State Directed Innovation? Perspectives on Chinaand;#39;s Plan for the Development of Science and Technology. In G. Parayil and; A. P. Dand;#39;Costa (Eds.), The new Asian innovation dynamics: China and India in perspective (pp. 247-264). London: Palgrave Macmillan.&#13;
Diamond, L., and; Schell, O. (2019). Chinaand;#39;s influence and American interests: Promoting constructive vigilance. Hoover Press/Stanford University.</References>