THE RED SPIES THEORY

The chinese economic intelligence scheme

Format: HD
Duration: 57 ’
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Available versions: French | English
Rights: All rights / Worldwide except France

Synopsis

Two years ago this visionnary film showcased how Chira was acquiring Western technology though economic intelligence and how the West complacently let this happen.

In 2006, 70% of patents used in mainland China came from abroad. The aim is to reverse this trend by 2020. To achieve this, the government has announced the creation of the concept of "re-innovation", meaning getting foreign knowhow and technology, then adapting them before registering domestic patents.

Aeronautics, nuclear, telecommunication, transportation, green energy... All major economic sectors are covered by the "chen diyu", the "deep water fish" as Beijing likes to call its intelligence agents.