The Commerce Department has done little to halt the export of technology-related products to China despite the White House and Congress pushing to restrict tech transfers that could benefit the Chinese Communist Party.
The Commerce Department has approved the vast majority of technology-based export requests being shipped to China, according to data examined by the Wall Street Journal. Of the $125 billion in exports sent from the United States to China, just half a percent needed a license or approval. And of that half-percent, most were approved. The approval rate was revealed as the U.S. efforts to add pressure on innovation to fight China's race further to exceed the U.S. in innovation.