5 Questions for Tomorrow’s Hearing on The Biden Administration’s PRC Strategy

Tomorrow, the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will hold a hearing on “The Biden Administration’s PRC Strategy.” With Thea Rozman Kendler, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, set to appear before the Committee, it is virtually certain that lawmakers will probe the activities of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).Here are some questions we’d ask Kendler with a focus on legacy chips, a critical technology segment that China is moving fast to dominate:China is ramping up its ability to produce legacy-node chips. Technology analyst Dan Wang wrote in the New York Times this weekend, “…a world in which Chinese companies dominate the production of mature chips — driven directly by American policy… Read More

Biden’s SOTU Should Spur More Bipartisan Action on CCP-Backed Semiconductor Companies

On the heels of the Chinese spy balloon incident, President Biden delivered his State of the Union (SOTU) address. Three welcome calls to action related to China came through:Energize American semiconductor production, research, and innovation.Check China’s dominance in semiconductor production and other technologies.Work with international partners aimed at protecting advanced technology.The first of the key points in President Biden’s address was the bipartisan passage of the CHIPS Act, a law designed to help increase domestic production, research, and innovation in the semiconductor industry. He clearly stated, “We’re going to make sure the supply chain for America begins in America,” and later pointed out that investing to make America stronger means “Investing in American innovation, in industries… Read More