RWR Fact Sheet: Examples of the Chinese Military Ties of Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu

The attached RWR report provides a brief set of examples of the Chinese military ties of Chinese technology giants, Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu.

According to recent reports, the U.S. Department Defense (with the concurrence of the U.S. Department of State) is considering expanding the list of Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMCs) to include tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings.  Alibaba and Tencent, along with Baidu, are three of China’s most prominent tech firms and cloud service providers, often collectively referred to as “BAT.”  All three companies are entrenched in the Chinese government’s high-tech, dual-use innovation drive.

These additions to the Pentagon blacklist would be subject to forthcoming U.S. investment prohibitions in accordance with Executive Order 13959.