Biden administration wants Chinese tech companies to aid in export controls against Russia

nanoguy

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In brief: The Biden administration reportedly wants Chinese tech companies to aid in imposing stricter export rules against Russia as a result of the latter country's invasion of Ukraine. Companies that refuse could face sanctions, but that may also complicate US-China trade relations.

Several countries in Europe started imposing additional sanctions on Russia last week in response to its invasion of Ukraine, prompting some in the semiconductor industry to look for alternative suppliers for materials and gases needed at their chip manufacturing facilities.

US companies are also facing mounting pressure to restrict access to their services from Russia, not to mention the possibility of cyberattacks on their infrastructure similar to what government institutions in Ukraine have seen over the past few days. Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have all taken steps to limit or remove Russian state-sponsored media messaging and advertisements on their platforms, and Netflix has refused to comply with an order to stream 20 federal TV channels starting today.

Intel, AMD, and others recently halted industrial chip sales to Russia, but it’s unclear how big of an impact this may have on a country that is mostly reliant on Asia for its infrastructure needs.

According to a Bloomberg report, the Biden administration may ask Chinese companies like Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) and Lenovo to aid in imposing export controls for American-made technology, especially in the case of Russia’s defense sector.

Chinese companies that refuse this request may be restricted from accessing American manufacturing equipment, spare parts, and technology licenses. As of writing, more than two-thirds of the chips, computers, phones, and other tech products imported by Russia come from China.

In related news, the Biden administration asked cryptocurrency exchanges from around the world to prevent Russian individuals and organizations from using them as a tool for avoiding sanctions. Major exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken, and Binance have thus far agreed to do so in the case of individuals currently targeted by economic sanctions, but they refuse to apply the same treatment to the accounts of ordinary Russian citizens.

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VitalyT

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Good luck, Biden... all he wants is just world domination.


And what did his predecessor have to say about this....?

 

psycros

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Some of us have been asking for years why American companies are allowed to sell high-tech stuff to hostile dictatorships like China and Russia. Its even worse with China because eventually they'll copy everything you build there and undercut your original products. Nobody builds better computer tech than America, so why not do all the manufacturing at home and have much more control over who has access to the industrial and military-grade equipment? Wall Street's short-sighted greed continually puts the world at risk by empowering aggressive regimes.
 

BadThad

Posts: 1,039   +1,193
HAHAHAHA....Biden has no pull in the world community. They know he's a fool which is what has started all this. Putin already met with the CCP and they have agreed to support each other in their invasions. China will give Putin everything he needs and dementia Joe is powerless to stop it.
 

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 3,364   +5,591
I guess that A) dementia joe forgot that BRICS is a thing and B) china just last week took info about russian movements near ukraine, which was given to the by biden, and immediately turned around and told russia about it.

China aint your friend.
Some of us have been asking for years why American companies are allowed to sell high-tech stuff to hostile dictatorships like China and Russia. Its even worse with China because eventually they'll copy everything you build there and undercut your original products. Nobody builds better computer tech than America, so why not do all the manufacturing at home and have much more control over who has access to the industrial and military-grade equipment? Wall Street's short-sighted greed continually puts the world at risk by empowering aggressive regimes.
America doesnt make anything. china has made all that high tech stuff, the americans just put it together.
HAHAHAHA....Biden has no pull in the world community. They know he's a fool which is what has started all this. Putin already met with the CCP and they have agreed to support each other in their invasions. China will give Putin everything he needs and dementia Joe is powerless to stop it.
Biden shows weakness to the asian sphere. Western politeness and "lets get along bros" smugness is seen as signs of weakness to the likes of china. Same reason obama had 0 respect.
 

CowsGotMilk

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HAHAHAHA....Biden has no pull in the world community. They know he's a fool which is what has started all this. Putin already met with the CCP and they have agreed to support each other in their invasions. China will give Putin everything he needs and dementia Joe is powerless to stop it.

What is so funny? Russians are killing not just soldiers, but also civilians, kids, mothers in Ukraine. What's so funny, once again?
 

Watzupken

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It’s funny they banned cutting edge tech exports to China, and now wants China to listen to them? US have more foes than friends around them than what they believe.
 

CowsGotMilk

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It’s funny they banned cutting edge tech exports to China, and now wants China to listen to them? US have more foes than friends around them than what they believe.

There's nothing about United States, it's all about stopping this genocide in Ukraine and saving the world from WW3. It's time for China to show what she really cares about.

The whole world is against this invasion, except China and North Korea at the moment...
 

kiwigraeme

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HAHAHAHA....Biden has no pull in the world community. They know he's a fool which is what has started all this. Putin already met with the CCP and they have agreed to support each other in their invasions. China will give Putin everything he needs and dementia Joe is powerless to stop it.

I think PRC has learnt a valuable lesson - don't mess with democracy - They now know invading Taiwan - will stop the opium to the masses - ie prosperity and material wealth - they know their power is based on a facade - Same as Putin is now learning . His most loyal special forces might kill Russian people - but the average soldier won't .Many dictators get kicked by their own - some survive to die of old age - some get to live out their life in Saudi Arabia.
Deng Xiaoping said "It doesn't matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice."
Chinese are very pragmatic - even postponing executions if rich people can not make it to the hospital that day .

Plus you know those trillions of dollars China has as reserves - they don't mean nada if the west chooses so . China needs The USA it's largest export country . The USA needs China for cheap products , to export pollution , to get away with exploitation .
My take China will try to appease both sides to gain as much as it can - but it will dump Russia if it has to - Russia is only the 11th biggest economy in the world .
 

whateversa

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The reality is that China does not care about anyone else unless they are a threat to China. If they could profit from selling stuff to Hitler, they'd probably do it.
 

kiwigraeme

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China are not stupid they see the righteous anger - they need to feed their economic machine to keep the masses tranquil .
Instead of spouting soundbites - think about the meta - You are imposing your limited thoughts on China .
Become the hunter , what would the prey do .
Lots of silly people got the Weapons of mass destruction wrong - it was not for west - but to make Iraq appear strong to Iran .
Seems Russian army is performing poorly - though they have lots more coming .
Saw a quote the other day - poor Generals talk tactics - smart ones talk logistics - I don't play wargames , or tower defense - but no point having huge convoys - if not right makeup , not enough fuel , diesel etc , air cover
 

Watzupken

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There's nothing about United States, it's all about stopping this genocide in Ukraine and saving the world from WW3. It's time for China to show what she really cares about.

The whole world is against this invasion, except China and North Korea at the moment...
I am not for war, but war will come regardless. Every nation have their own agenda, and it is a matter of time where something that is swept under the rug will explode.
If you have not realised, the nations you mentioned are very close to one another. I’ve not seen them stepping on each other’s toes like you often see with other nations. And therefore, I am doubtful that China will press Russia hard. In fact for Russia to oppose all Western nations by invading Ukraine, they must have a strong backing to do so, since they know if they start the war, they will get slapped with all sorts of sanctions.
 

yannus

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I am not for war, but war will come regardless. Every nation have their own agenda, and it is a matter of time where something that is swept under the rug will explode.
If you have not realised, the nations you mentioned are very close to one another. I’ve not seen them stepping on each other’s toes like you often see with other nations. And therefore, I am doubtful that China will press Russia hard. In fact for Russia to oppose all Western nations by invading Ukraine, they must have a strong backing to do so, since they know if they start the war, they will get slapped with all sorts of sanctions.

Every nation has been infiltrated a long time ago and they all fake these conflicts. You'll notice that every calamity only affects negatively the peoples but never the "elite". The leaders don't work for their people but for the "elite". We're at the dawn of the new world order but for that, they have to sacrifice the western peoples. And they don't hide it, as in the Great Reset from the world economic forum where they state that in 2030 the US won't be a world power anymore. The U.S. are collapsing from the inside as, if it would come from the outside, people would react. That's why every move is made to increase debt and to severe the US from the rest of the world. More or less the same can be said about Europe but I think they are no longer a threat for the elites.