The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission invites submission of proposals to provide a concise, one-time unclassified report on China’s Advanced Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications, which should assess China’s objectives and approach to advanced remote sensing technologies. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on September 8, 2023.

The operating practice of trade compliance is bifurcated into customer due diligence (CDD) and managing import and export controls.   CDD involves vetting customers and suppliers using …

Chinese cloud computing companies could pose a threat to US national security, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told a Senate panel Wednesday. She promised to review a request made by a group of Republican senators to add companies like Huawei Cloud and Alibaba Cloud to Commerce’s Entity List, which would subject the firms to US export controls.

Capitol Hill was alive with the sound of smashing China this week.  The Congressional Executive Commission on China held an update on repression in the Uyghur region, and members of the Committee on Ways and Means shifted their focus from Tax Day to the Red Menace. Not to be left behind, the House Select Committee on the CCP, led by Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher wargamed the invasion of Taiwan.

Chinese "fast fashion" platforms like Shein and Temu are expanding rapidly in the United States, raising concerns about exploitation of trade loopholes, sourcing relationships, product safety, and forced labor. A report released by the US China Economic Security Review Commission details the concerns, highlighting the merchants’ rapid growth, policy concerns, and reccomendations.

In a move to counter what it sees as a violation of the one-China principle, China has announced sanctions against two American institutions and four individuals involved in hosting Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ing-wen, during her recent visit to the United States. Tsai's visit took place from 29 to 31 March and from 4 to 6 April 2023.

In a bipartisan effort, Republicans and some Democrats in Congress are attempting to overturn President Biden's two-year suspension of new tariffs on solar panels produced in Asia. The move, backed by China trade hardliners, could stall major solar projects and hinder the United States' decarbonization objectives.

China is moving ahead with plans to develop a $500 million undersea fiber-optic internet cable network, linking Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, according reporting from Reuters. This ambitious effort, spearheaded by state-owned Chinese telecom firms, is seen as a direct rival to a similar U.S.-backed project and threatens to deepen the ongoing tech war between Washington and Beijing.

As tensions between the United States and China escalate, the AUKUS alliance – consisting of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – has prompted research security concerns and changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These changes are designed to facilitate the AUKUS plan, announced in 2021, which aims to provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines.

rade ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations convened in a virtual meeting hosted by Japan, this year's G7 president, to discuss concerns about global economic issues, including "economic coercion" and non-market trade practices. These issues are believed to be aimed at China, whose trade policies have increasingly come under scrutiny.

China and the United States clashed at the meeting of the Council for Trade in Goods (CTG) on April 3-4 over trade restrictive measures imposed on the basis of the national security exception. The conflict arose as China raised new specific trade concerns and requested clarification about actions taken by the United States, Japan, and the Netherlands to impose export restrictions on electronic chipmaking equipment.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence  released the 2023 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The report highlights the vulnerabilities of supply chains and cyber infrastructure to adversaries, as well as some under appreciated environmental, demographic and domestic political threats.

The first hearing held by the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party capped a day of activity by House lawmakers focused on China, including approval of a raft of China-focused bills by the Financial Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released his interpretation of data on licensing outcomes from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) …

Swedish Telecoms giant and serial FCPA violator LM Ericsson signed a new deal with the Justice Department acknowleging further breaches of the deferred prosecution agreement it entered into for corruption in Djibouti, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kuwait.    

The Bureau of Industry and Security added 37 entities under 38 entries to the Entity List March 2nd, including 28 Chinese firms.

Reuters news service reported that the United States is sounding out close allies about the possibility of imposing new sanctions on China if Beijing provides military support to Russia for its war in Ukraine, according to four U.S. officials and other sources.

The U.S.-China Commission released a new staff research report on China's International Commercial Court (CICC). The report explores the “one-stop shop” dispute resolution center for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)-related commercial disputes.

China will accelerate the establishment of a modernized export control system, featuring improvements in laws and regulations, government officials said on Thursday at a forum on export control compliance, the China Daily newspaper reported

The Administration must ensure full implementation on US export controls on China, according to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and committee member Rep. Michael Lawler (R-NY).

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