Future of 44-year-old science agreement caught in middle of U.S.-China tensions

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios A 44-year-old agreement that established a framework for the U.S. and China to cooperate on scientific research is set to expire at the end of August — putting a longstanding pillar of relations between the two countries in question.

Why it matters: Whether the agreement — the first signed between the U.S. and China when they normalized relations in the late 1970s — is renewed, reworked or left to expire will send a signal to Beijing. Politicians and practitioners are now debating what exactly that message should be. The U.S.-China Science and Technology Agreement (STA), originally […]

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