Maintaining US tech leadership is a moral imperative

China’s latest technological innovations dovetail all too neatly with its anti-democratic practices. As has widely been reported, Beijing exploits tech to surveil and spy on its citizens, publicly shame those who owe debt or commit minor infractions such as jaywalking, implement social credit score systems, and censor dissent.

Now, per a harrowing yet hardly surprising new report: “Patent applications belonging to Huawei and a group of China-based artificial intelligence companies” have been filed for technology that can be deployed to detect Uyghur Muslims.

Back in 2019, secret documents detailed the alarming depths of China’s alleged use of “widespread surveillance technology to monitor the region’s
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