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Blacklisted Chinese firms eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win against Trump ban

Mar 17 2021

Chinese companies targeted by a sweeping investment ban imposed by former President Donald Trump are considering suing the U.S. government after a federal judge on Friday suspended a similar blacklisting for Beijing-based smartphone maker Xiaomi.

U.S. blocks Myanmar ministries, military businesses from certain trade

Mar 05 2021

WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, March 4 The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar's army for its Feb. 1 coup, blocking the ministries of defense and home affairs and top military conglomerates from certain types of trade.

U.S. blocks Myanmar ministries, military businesses from certain trade

Mar 05 2021

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar's army for its Feb. 1 coup, blocking the ministries of defense and home affairs and top military conglomerates from certain types of trade.

EXCLUSIVE-Amid shortage, U.S. suppliers to Chinese chip giant SMIC struggle to get export licenses

Mar 04 2021

March 4 The U.S. government has been slow to approve licenses for American companies like Lam Research Corp and Applied Materials Inc to sell chipmaking equipment to China semiconductor giant SMIC, sources said, as the impact of a global chip shortage spreads.

GlobalFoundries pours $1.4 billion into fab expansion amid chip demand boom

Mar 03 2021

WASHINGTON GlobalFoundries will invest $1.4 billion this year to raise output at three factories in the United States, Singapore and Germany, as a global shortage of semiconductors has boosted demand for chips, its chief executive said.

Biden White House asks 'Trump who?' ahead of speech to conservatives

Feb 27 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden's White House has made it clear it plans to ignore Donald Trump's speech on Sunday to a conservative conference in Florida, where the former president is expected to go on the attack against his successor.

Biden, Trudeau pledge to counter China, climate change, in warm first 'meeting'

Feb 23 2021

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries' deep ties and pledging to work together to counteract Chinese influence and address climate change. | Video

Top U.S. Senate Democrat directs lawmakers to craft bill to counter China

Feb 23 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he has directed lawmakers to craft a package of measures to counter China's rise, capitalizing on bipartisan hardline sentiment on Beijing in Congress to strengthen the U.S. tech sector and counter unfair practices.

Lawmakers plan to meet with Biden Wednesday on supply chain: sources

Feb 23 2021

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers plans to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday to discuss supply chain issues, including semiconductor chips, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

U.S. Treasury No. 2 nominee Adeyemo faces questions on China in hearing

Feb 23 2021

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 U.S. senators are expected to grill Wally Adeyemo, President Joe Biden's nominee for the No. 2 job at the U.S. Treasury, about his views on U.S. policy toward China at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday.

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