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Elisabeth Braw, of the Royal United Services Institute think tank, believes many other cases in which cutting edge technology have shifted to China have gone unreported. "The UK has been late to understand this," she says. "It sort of goes against this idea that globalisation is a force for good, if you start saying, 'Well, we need to scrutinise foreign investors.' But actually the world has changed and China is exploiting globalisation for its own gains."