Biden Administration on China and Export Controls: Economic Cold War or Reflection of Reality?

As China Tech Threat readers very well know, the Biden administration issued long-awaited export controls in October designed to restrict the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) ability to purchase or manufacture high-end chips. Some have criticized the move as “a declaration of an economic cold war.” Daleep Singh, a former Biden administration Deputy National Security Adviser, is weighing in. Singh recently wrote in The Economist that “America is simply adapting to intensified competition for pre-eminence in the foundational technologies of our time.” We agree. From both national security and economic standpoints, Chinese dominance and superiority in the semiconductor space is dangerous, and the Biden administration has taken actions to prevent that from happening. Singh also calls for the Biden administration… Read More