Great to Own in Property in America, in China …

Chinese Official Orders Death of Villager over a land dispute If the government wants to take away your land to make way for economic development, what should it do? In this country, the government tries to buy you out. If that fails, legal action (and sometimes not very well thought out legal decisions). In China, …

Chinese Government-Owned Banks Open U.S. Branches

One wonders why … According to the Hill newspaper: “U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal regulators’ decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13 bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they think American banks have much to gain. Members of both parties usually relish the chance to bash …

China’s Alibaba Should Have Nothing to Fear from a CFIUS Review, or Should It?

Every now and then I read a post, usually a rant, making flippant commentary about whether or not China poses a national security threat to the United States. The relationship between the U.S. and China is a complex one; however, spend enough time studying it and you’ll learn that there is more to this relationship …

Chinese Government Hacks U.S. Chamber Computer Systems

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Chinese computer hackers may have penetrated the U.S. Chamber of Commerce computer system as long as a year ago. “What was unusual about it was that this was clearly somebody very sophisticated, who knew exactly who we are and who targeted specific people and used sophisticated tools to …

Surprise, Chinese Officials Upset Over U.S. Export Control Reform Efforts

For folks who seriously follow export control reform efforts in this city, they know that articles from Communist Party-operated newspapers complaining about U.S. export control reform are not helpful to the process with certain agencies and most certainly the Congress. Every time a Chinese official or “independent” scholar complains about the pace of reform it …

Chinese Nationals Plead Guilty to Violating U.S. Export Control Laws

According to numerous news reports two Chinese nationals have admitted to violating the Arms Export Control Act by conspiring to smuggle thousands of military grade radiation-hardened microchips to the People’s Republic of China. You can read more about it at The Washington Post website. Cases such as these are things to keep in mind when the …

Around Town …

According to the Associated Press, “Chinese officials recently unveiled a new, high-tech stealth fighter that could pose a significant threat to American air superiority — and some of its technology, it turns out, may well have come from the U.S. itself.”  Read the entire story, here. Hudson Institute: Basque ETA Terrorists Move to Venezuela, Team …