U.S. and China spar over close maneuvers and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea; Biden administration doubles down on aid to Taiwan; Japan begins its largest military buildup since World War II; and more.
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Some policymakers are declaring non-U.S. tech companies, products, and services a risk to U.S. security—and proposing bans in response. But before barreling ahead, policymakers need to consider several questions.
The combination of a weakening strategic situation and an increasingly despotic regime has left Xi with few constraints on his power, leaving many to fear that he could risk military adventurism as a diversion from China’s deteriorating situation.
While wargames offer the possibility of exploring the potential outcomes of a U.S.-China war, they have several shortcomings that must be considered in order to more incisively explore key issues such as deterrence and escalation management.
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.
China faces a crucial choice: become a more creative, dynamic economy, or prioritize security and stability. Unfortunately for Beijing, it can’t have both—and unfortunately for the world, Xi Jinping appears to have chosen the latter.
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.
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.
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.
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.