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U.S. Members of Congress Call for More Sanctions on SMIC, Huawei

In reaction to recent reports of a new Huawei smartphone with advanced capabilities, member of Congress are pushing the U.S. Commerce Department to tighten semiconductor export controls even further.

U.S. Congressional Hearing Examines China Trade Issues

At a U.S. House of Representatives hearing yesterday, members of Congress asked Biden administration officials about a range of issues related to economic relations with China: export licenses granted by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); China's economic coercion; MFN treatment for

Local Governments in China Announce New Investment Plans

Many Chinese local governments have recently announced investment projects for 2023, with a planned investment of 3.36 trillion yuan (approximately US$490 billion) this year. Many of them focus on advanced manufacturing, as China is facing increasingly restricted access to advanced technology due to export controls, investment screening and

Senators Target Chinese Chips in Defense Bill

In a bipartisan push, two U.S. Senators are seeking to expand restrictions on purchases of Chinese-made semiconductors as part of an annual defense bill.

SMIC Reports "Adverse Impact" from U.S. Export Controls

In its earnings call last Friday, the Chinese company Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) announced that newly introduced U.S. export controls would affect its upcoming earnings.

Congressional Hearing with BIS Under Secretary Addresses Russia Sanctions, Touches on China Issues

At a recent Congressional hearing, a senior Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) official testified and answered questions on a number of issues related to China's compliance with U.S. sanctions and its access to U.S. technology.

Biden Administration Pressuring Dutch Government and ASML on Chip-Making Machines

For several years now, during both the Trump and Biden administrations, the United States has been pushing the government of the Netherlands to restrict the export to China of a machine made by Dutch company ASML that is crucial for semiconductor production. This article provides an overview of ASML and
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