National Security

Total 164 Posts

MOFCOM Adds Three U.S. Defense Companies to Sanction List

On May 20, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced sanctions on three U.S. companies as it added them to the Unreliable Entity List.

Biden Administration Blocks Chinese-Linked Cryptocurrency Facility Near Air Force Base

Earlier this week, the Biden administration blocked a Chinese-linked investment in a cryptocurrency mining facility located close to a U.S. air force base in Wyoming.

TikTok Challenges U.S. Divestment/Ban Statute, Argues that China Won't Allow Algorithm Export

TikTok, along with its parent company Bytedance, filed a petition for review of the constitutionality of the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act – which would force TikTok's divestment or ban it – today in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

UK Deputy Prime Minister's Economic Security Speech Raises China Concerns

Last week, UK Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden gave a speech at Chatham House on economic security in which he indicated that the UK would be ratcheting up its efforts on national security reviews of inbound investment, outbound investment, and export controls.

USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigation of China's "Targeting of the Maritime, Logistics, and Shipbuilding Sectors for Dominance"

The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) announced today that it has initiated an investigation into Chinese practices in the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sectors.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds FCC Hikvision/Dahua Video Equipment Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled this week that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) acted properly when it banned video equipment from Chinese companies Hikvision and Dahua from being sold in the U.S.

China Eases Rules on Cross-Border Data Flows

Last Friday, China's cyber office finalized a new set of rules that would facilitate cross-border data flows and loosen the regulatory requirements for some personal data transactions, especially for smaller companies.
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