Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Concerns over China’s economic espionage and technology transfer have been mounting for years now, but 2018 proved to be a significant turning point in Washington. A slew of reports, hearings, and even new legislation emerged over the course of the year that, taken together, produced a cacophony of alarm bells. U.S. political rhetoric on China was escalating as was scrutiny on Chinese investments in Silicon Valley startups and Chinese talent programs that sought to recruit American scientists. Many of the reports or hearings listed below mentioned Danhua Capital, the venture capital firm founded by Zhang Shoucheng, the subject of this week’s cover story. Zhang, a Stanford physicist, was also a participant in China’s Thousand Talents program, which also came under fire. Danhua and Zhang were never accused of wrongdoing. But when Zhang died of an apparent suicide in December 2018, friends and colleagues wondered whether U.S. government scrutiny darkened the life of a man who fSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.