China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation

中国航天科工集团有限公司

The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) is designated very high risk for its extensive work on missile technology for the PLA.

CASIC specialises in defence equipment and aerospace products, particularly short- and medium-range missiles.https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/CASZ:CH ; https://www.nti.org/learn/facilities/63/ CASIC is a leading provider to the Chinese military of high-end capabilities such as air-defence, cruise, and ballistic missile systems along with space launch vehicles, micro-satellites and anti-satellite interceptors, according to Mark Stokes and Dean Cheng. http://archive.ph/NFPPt ; p.20 https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/USCC_China-Space-Program-Report_April-2012.pdf CASIC employs over 146,000 employees and is on the Fortune 500 list with revenue exceeding USD37 billion (AUD55 billion).https://fortune.com/global500/china-aerospace-science-industry/

Although defence products form part of CASIC’s main product line, the company also produces products for civilian customers such as electronics, communications equipment and medical equipment.https://www.nti.org/learn/facilities/63/ Nevertheless, CASIC claims that it ‘will always uphold its core value of ranking national interests above all’, which indicates that civilian products receive less priority than defence equipment.https://web.archive.org/web/20190806032859/http:/www.cccme.org.cn/shop/tools043/introduction.aspx

Economic espionage and misconduct

According to a report from Fairfax Media, a senior scientist in Australia’s Department of Defence was appointed director of a firm which entered into a partnership with a subsidiary of CASIC.https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/defence-department-scientist-had-separate-role-with-china-linked-firm-20180323-p4z5xb.html The scientist reportedly held a security clearance which granted him access to classified material and resigned from his position with the company after the revelations about its relationship with CASIC were made public.https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/defence-department-scientist-had-separate-role-with-china-linked-firm-20180323-p4z5xb.html

Noteworthy international collaborations

A recent United Nations factfinding mission has found that CASIC provided armaments to the Burmese military,https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/companies-08052019171726.html which is accused of having committed various human rights abuses against the Rohingya people in Rakhine state.https://pageflow.aspi.org.au/rakhine-state/#211793

End-user lists

The No. 33 and No. 31 Research Institutes of the Third Academy of CASIC appear on the Japan End User List.https://www.meti.go.jp/press/2017/05/20170524001/20170524001-1.pdf

The Second Academy of CASIC appears on the US BIS Entity Listhttps://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/entity-list under the following aliases:

  • China Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy
  • China Chang Feng Mechano-Electronic Engineering Academy
  • CASIC Second Academy
  • China Chang Feng Mechano-Electronic Engineering Company
  • CASIC Academy of Defense Technology
  • Second Research Academy of CASIC
  • Changfeng Electromechanical Technology Design Institute
  • China Chang Feng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy.

The 33 Institute of CASIC’s Third Academy appears on the US BIS Entity List as:

  • Beijing Automation Control Equipment Institute (BACEI)
  • Beijing Institute of Automatic Control Equipment
  • China Haiying Electromechanical Technology Academy

The 35 Institute of CASIC’s Third Academy appears on the US BIS Entity List as:

  • Beijing Hangxing Machine Building Corporation
  • Beijing Huahang Radio Measurements Research Institute
  • China Haiying Electronic Mechanical Technical Research Academy
  • Huahang Institute of Radio Measurement

The Beijing Power Machinery Institute of CASIC’s 31 Institute appears on the US BIS Entity List as:

  • China Haiying Electromechanical Technology Academy (a.k.a., China Haiying Science & Technology Corporation)
  • Beijing Power Generating Machinery Institute
  • Beijing Power Machinery Research Laboratory

Last updated 24 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.