Category: Entity List

Beijing’s Shift to Military for Chip Development Reason for OPPO’s Chip Closure: Analysts

Chinese smartphone company OPPO launched its chip branch, ZEKU, in 2019 when independent semiconductor chip research and development (R&D) was a national campaign of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Four years later, China’s chip bubble finally burst when OPPO abruptly terminated ZEKU. It is believed that more Chinese semiconductor developers will soon follow suit. Experts analyzed…


University of Montreal Signed Agreements in 2019 With Chinese Tech Institute Tied to China’s Military

The University of Montreal (UdeM) says two 2019 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) it signed with a China-based educational institution linked to the Chinese military never moved forward to begin actual work. The China-based school, the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), is on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Entity List, added “for acquiring and attempting to acquire U.S.-origin items…


TSMC Founder: Chip Globalization Is Dead

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) founder Morris Chang declared that the globalization of the chip industry is over, and Taiwan is indispensable in the global chip industry for its unique work ethic. Speaking of the future of the chip sector, many countries strive to reshore manufacturers back to their territory to ensure supply chain resilience for…


China’s High-End Chip Industry Struggling After US Announces Microchip Export Ban

News Analysis After the United States announced the export ban on the sale of advanced chips to entities in China, the Chinese regime’s high-end chip industry finds it difficult to pursue its original research and production goals. Under the new U.S. regulations, logic chips of 14/16 nanometers (nm) or below, DRAM memory chips of 18 nm…


Director of China’s OFilm Group Under House Arrest

Prominent Chinese company OFilm Group Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of optoelectronic components and former Apple supplier, released a notice on Sept. 27 saying Cai Gaoxiao, director and deputy general manager of the company, was placed under house arrest by local public security in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. The notice stated that Cai has submitted a written…


Experts Warn of Vulnerabilities in US-led Efforts to Decouple from China

New Analysis Over the past three years, more tech companies around the globe are aligning with U.S. efforts to decouple from China—a campaign to cut China out of the high-tech supply chain started by the Trump administration. At a Feb. 11 press conference, the White House outlined its Indo-Pacific Strategy, and highlighted the Biden administration’s core…


Hunter Biden Tried to Broker Energy Deal With China’s State-Owned Oil Company: Emails

Hunter Biden, the second son of U.S. President Joe Biden, tried to broker a $120 million oil agreement in 2014 and 2015 between a Chinese state-owned oil company and Kazakhstan’s prime minister at that time, according to emails recently obtained by British newspaper the Daily Mail. The Chinese oil company alleged to be part of the…


Chinese Health Care Firms’ Shares Slide on Report That US Will Blacklist Biotech, AI Firms

Shares of China’s biotechnology firms plunged on Dec. 15 amid concerns that the Biden administration would put an investment and export ban on more Chinese companies. The decline was led by WuXi Biologics, which tumbled nearly 20 percent, while WuXi AppTec Co. slid 19 percent, and Sino Biopharmaceutical slumped 5 percent. The Hang Seng Healthcare Index…


Shares in Chinese Healthcare Firms Plummet After Report That US Will Blacklist Biotech, AI firms

Shares of China’s biotechnology firms plunged on Dec.15 amid concerns that the Biden administration would put an investment and export ban on more Chinese companies. The decline was led by WuXi Biologics, which crashed nearly 20 percent on Wednesday, while Sino Biopharmaceutical dropped 5 percent. The Hang Seng Healthcare Index was down 7.6 percent in…


US Shines a Spotlight on Xinjiang Genocide in Atrocities Prevention Report

The U.S. Department of State drew attention to Beijing’s ongoing “genocide and crimes against humanity” in China’s far-western Xinjiang region in an annual congressional report released on Monday. The 2021 report on genocide and atrocities prevention highlights the Chinese regime as a “Country of Particular Concern” for the “genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghurs, who are…