With evidence it is actually in place and working.
"China is just getting started with its artificial intelligence program. At the key AI conference, papers by Chinese researchers are way up, while papers by American are way down. The trend is clear, China is’t just the black Mirror state of military tech applications, it’s also going to be the winner of the future of technology. The global community needs to recognize what this could mean for the future of freedom."
The message is clear - the rest of the world catch up or be left behind.