The United States Senate has passed a landmark, bipartisan bill to dramatically increase government spending on technological development. The bill, known as the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, allocates $250 billion to...
by John Chan | Mar 8, 2021
More than a month into the Biden administration and as Chinese top leaders meet for the annual “Two Sessions” top political meetings in Beijing, it appears that protracted U.S.-China tensions are here to stay. Last...
by John Chan | Jan 12, 2021
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published new rules this weekend that would allow it to prohibit companies’ compliance with foreign laws that stop them from trading with China. The rules were an apparent...
by John Chan | Nov 23, 2020
An investigation by The New York Times has exposed how chips made by U.S. technology giants Intel and Nvidia have been used to power the expansive digital infrastructure behind China’s surveillance state. Reporting from a...
by John Chan | Nov 18, 2020
With achieving “national self-reliance” an important goal of Beijing’s under its new five-year plan, the government has been pouring vast sums of money into fostering a homegrown semiconductor industry....
by John Chan | Nov 2, 2020
As the CCP lays out the vision for its latest five-year plan, reports suggest that developing national “self-reliance” is a critical piece of Beijing’s long-term goals. This emphasis is not new: related themes...
by John Chan | Sep 29, 2020
The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China’s largest and most advanced producer of semiconductor chips. Executives at China’s...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 14, 2020
U.S. measures against China’s burgeoning tech sector are set to continue despite an anticipated truce in the two countries’ ongoing trade war, The Wall Street Journal’s Bob Davis and Katy Stech Ferek reported...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 25, 2010
Guardian gives a run-down of the various methods people in China use to get around the Great Firewall: The biggest challenge for someone inside China who wants to get around the Great Firewall is the teleological one: how do you...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 2, 2005
From e-Government Website/Taiwan: China’s semiconductor industry is very likely to pose a serious threat to the domestic industry within three to five years, according to a researcher at the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER).
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 8, 2004
From Associated Press: “Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., a leading Chinese computer chip maker, plans to begin supplying chips using 90-nanometer technology to major clients such as Texas Instruments Inc. beginning next year, the companies said Friday. The plan marks a breakthrough in China’s acquisition of advanced technology. Beijing has long sought to nurture domestic semiconductor […]
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