Eyeing China, Biden and Allies Unveil Nuclear-Powered Submarine Plan for Australia

The United States, Australia and Britain unveiled details of a plan to provide Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines from the early 2030s to counter China’s ambitions in the Indo-Pacific. Addressing a ceremony at the U.S. naval base on Monday in San Diego, accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, […]

U.S. Seeks Closer India Tech Ties; No China "Decoupling"- U.S. Commerce Secretary

India could become a key supplier of electronic parts and hardware for the United States, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Friday, adding that Washington was not seeking a “technological decoupling” from China. Raimondo’s visit to New Delhi comes amid increasingly tight U.S. export restrictions on chipmaking technology to China which Washington says are […]

EU's Dombrovskis to Visit U.S. for Talks on Inflation Reduction Act

European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will head to Washington next month for more talks about the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), he said on Thursday, adding that discussions are unlikely to solve all the EU’s concerns about the law. Dombrovskis, the European Union’s commissioner for trade, said progress was being made in some areas […]

China's Memory Upstart YMTC Edges Closer to Rivals with 232-layer Chip

Chinese chipmaker Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC) on Wednesday announced new memory chip technology, 232-layer chip, that would help it catch up with rivals Micron and SK Hynix, just as Washington considers steeper curbs on Chinese semiconductor companies. The company unveiled its fourth-generation 3D NAND chip, the X3-9070, and its first to feature 232-layer […]

Austin: Allies, innovation key to US competition with China

The Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a competitive edge over China, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday. Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, Austin said recent military activity and aggressive moves […]

Washington Democratic Summit Looks to Control Authoritarian Surveillance Tech

The fueled tension between Washington and Beijing marched into new territory as the U.S. expressed plans on Thursday to take measures to curb exports of surveillance tech and a diversified list of innovations, used by governmental authorities to suppress human rights.  The Biden Administration’s soon to be occasioned initiative will be initiated with U.S. allied […]