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Electrical Engineer Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Military Uses

A California man was sentenced today to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally export integrated circuits with military applications to China the required filing of electronic export information. As part of his sentence, the Judge ordered Shih to pay $362,698 in restitution to theRead More »Electrical Engineer Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Military Uses

China’s Seven Deadly Sins

Peter Navarro, White House trade advisor had a 10 minute interview with Chris Wallace on August 4, 2019.  Navarro listed what he called “seven deadly sins” that China must stop doing before the trade war with the United States can come to an end. He stated the sins are harmful to the U.S. economy.  Read More »China’s Seven Deadly Sins

Which Way for Huawei?

It’s not surprising that Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is back in the headlines. Most export control proceedings take place outside the spotlight, perhaps getting a brief mention at most on the business page. The new restrictions on Huawei differ because they have widespread impact and fit nicely into the ongoing Trade War withRead More »Which Way for Huawei?

Trump Delays a Tariff Deadline, Citing Progress in China Trade Talks

WASHINGTON — President Trump delayed his own deadline to increase tariffs on Chinese goods on Sunday as his administration continues a months long effort to persuade Beijing to make significant structural changes to its economy that have so far proved elusive. Mr. Trump, in a tweet on Sunday, said he would delay a Friday deadlineRead More »Trump Delays a Tariff Deadline, Citing Progress in China Trade Talks

“Malicious Synergy” and the Section 301 Tariffs

“Synergy”, the outcome when two or more items combine to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Generally considered a good thing. Several recent international trade developments show that synergy also can work in reverse. In this instance turning three separate obnoxious events into one seriously intractable problem. Everyone already knows about theRead More »“Malicious Synergy” and the Section 301 Tariffs