David Stapleton of US Defence Department speaking at a forum in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Robert Delaney

US officials outline urgency of outpacing China in 5G telecoms technology, and how to do it

  • Washington has already turned to private capital to spur fifth-generation wireless development, federal officials tell Commerce Department’s BIS 2019 forum
  • The threat China poses to US national security and competitiveness in the telecoms sector dominates the day’s discussion
Topic |   US-China tech war

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David Stapleton of US Defence Department speaking at a forum in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Robert Delaney
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.

Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.