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GOP Members of Congress Call On Biden Administration To Crack Down On Sharing Critical U.S. Technology With China

The Republican-led China Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo calling for a crack down on sharing critical U.S. technology with China, and in particular for enforcement of U.S. export control laws to be tightened. The China Task

Nomination Hearing for Two USTR Positions Discusses China Trade Issues

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing today on the Nominations of Maria Pagan to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office) and Christopher Wilson to be USTR's Chief Innovation and Intellectual Property Negotiator (as well as Brent Neiman to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury for

House Foreign Affairs Committee Releases Data on Export License Decisions Related to Huawei and SMIC

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives decided to disclose aggregated data from the Commerce Department on licensing decisions for possible sales to Chinese telecoms company Huawei and semiconductor company SMIC for the six month period from November 2020 to April 2021. These companies are on

Members of Congress Press U.S. Customs on Cotton Imports Tied to Forced Labor

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), who are all part of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter to Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Troy Miller "seeking information on whether

Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to China Testifies at Senate Confirmation Hearing

At the confirmation hearing yesterday for the Biden administration's nominee for Ambassador to China, long-time diplomat Nicholas Burns, trade issues came up several times. Burns mentioned these issues in his opening statement, and then offered more detail in response to questions from Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and

New Congressional Bill Targets Chinese Economic Coercion

A new bipartisan bill (H.R. 5580) introduced on October 15 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Ami Bera (D-CA), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and five co-sponsors would establish an interagency task force "to respond to People’s Republic of China coercive economic measures." The task force will submit

Republican Senators Keep Pressure on Biden Administration BIS Nominee

Following up on questions he asked Alan Estevez -- the Biden administration's nominee for Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce -- about general export control policies relating to China, the Entity List, and the companies Huawei and Honor during the nomination hearing, Senator
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