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Export Controls

What’s in the Commerce Department’s Recent Export Controls on Technology Bound for China?

The Commerce Department’s Oct. 7 export controls aim to restrict China’s access to advanced semiconductors, supercomputers, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment to prevent the Chinese government from using these items for weapons of mass destruction, military modernization, and surveillance.

Water Wars

Water Wars: U.S. Unveils First Pacific Islands Partnership Strategy

Xi secures third presidential term following 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party; Chinese military rehearses large-scale amphibious landings and headhunts Western pilots; U.S. releases China-focused National Security Strategy and strengthens Indo-Pacific cooperation; and more.

Department of Justice

Justice Department Unveils Charges Against 13 Individuals for Alleged Participation in Efforts to Assist the Government of the People’s Republic of China

In three separate cases, Chinese nationals were charged with a range of activities in support of the Chinese government, including bribing a (supposed) U.S. official with Bitcoin and attempting to forcibly repatriate a Chinese national.

Trade and Security

Does Customs and Border Protection Have the Legal Authority to Seize Merchandise Made With Forced Uyghur Labor?

Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security are asserting that CBP will seize goods in order to enforce the 2021 Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, though it does not appear to have the authority to do so.

Water Wars

Water Wars: U.S. Counters Beijing's Reaction to Pelosi Visit With $1.1 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

U.S.-China tensions continue to simmer over Taiwan; Solomon Islands delays general election in what some call a power grab linked to China’s influence; North Korea reaffirms commitment to nuclear weapons; and more.

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