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U.S. officials order Nvidia to halt sales of top AI chips to China
Chip designer Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) said on Wednesday that U.S. officials told it to stop exporting two top computing chips for artificial intelligence work to China, a move that could cripple Chinese firms’ ability to carry out advanced work like image recognition and hamper Nvidia’s business in the country.
https://www.reuters.com/technology/nvidia-says-us-has-imposed-new-license-requirement-future-exports-china-2022-08-31/

The digital yuan offers China a way to dodge the dollar
Many experts consider China’s plan for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as a highly progressive and civic step that other counties ought to follow. The European Central Bank (ECB) has already announced its plans to launch a pilot program within two years. Especially, the United States is worried that the digital yuan will pose a threat to the dollar’s dominance.
https://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/op-ed/digital-yuan-a-secret-weapon-or-a-post-modern-digital-miracle

China launches mysterious new spy satellite
Western space analysts suggest, however, that the Yaogan series satellites serve both civil and military users in China. Last month China launched new batches of Yaogan 35 satellites, which could be used for Earth observation tasks or signals intelligence gathering.
https://www.space.com/china-35-launch-spy-satellite-yaogan33

Breaking down Cambodia’s naval base controversy
The Cambodian official added that China is funding the developmental project without any conditions attached. During the negotiations, the Chinese understood that Cambodia would not share control of the Ream Naval Base and that Phnom Penh would not take sides in the US-China rivalry. The same official also noted that the United States had a keen interest in the naval base. When Cambodia demolished a US-funded building attached to the base in 2020, the United States reportedly offered to build two new buildings in return for shared authority over parts of the base, a proposal that Cambodia rejected.
https://asiatimes.com/2022/09/breaking-down-cambodias-naval-base-controversy/

Chinese adults want Beijing to be even more assertive with “foreign bullies”
A recent Morning Consult survey suggests that China’s latest bout of saber rattling will play well domestically. According to data collected weeks before Pelosi’s visit, a plurality of Chinese (49%) think foreign countries regularly bully China and try to forestall its rise, with that share increasing to a majority (54%) when the bully in question is the United States specifically. An even larger share (58%) think China should stand up for itself more than it currently does — a rare indication of dissatisfaction with Chinese leadership — while around two-thirds (67%) think other countries should show China more respect.
https://morningconsult.com/2022/08/25/chinese-multinationals-stay-put-despite-foreign-bullying/

Taiwanese troops find food package ‘dropped by drone from mainland China’
The package, which includes a Chinese tea egg and a pack of zha cai, a Sichuan style pickled vegetable, was carried by a civilian drone that flew from Xiamen, according to Taiwanese media reports.
https://archive.ph/TBjrY

Biden To Host Pacific Island Summit With Wary Eye On China
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Friday in a statement the meetings Sept. 28-29 “will demonstrate the United States’ deep and enduring partnership with Pacific Island countries and the Pacific region.” Biden has invited Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Nauru, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Fiji to take part in the summit, according to the White House.
https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/biden-to-host-pacific-island-summit-with-wary-eye-on-china/

China seeks ‘naval outpost’ in Nicaragua to threaten US, Taiwan warns
China’s vaunted overseas infrastructure investment program, the Belt and Road Initiative, has been denounced by U.S. officials for years as a “predatory” lending scheme designed to allow Beijing to buy an empire. Nicaragua’s authoritarian leader, Daniel Ortega, seized the Taiwanese Embassy in Managua and transferred it to China in December, then signed a memorandum of understanding to join the BRI in January.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-seeks-naval-outpost-in-nicaragua-to-threaten-us-taiwan-warns/ar-AA11s0rM

DRUGGED AND DETAINED: CHINA’S PSYCHIATRIC PRISONS
Called Ankang, after the system of police-run psychiatric prisons launched in the 1980s, nowadays, most victims are locked up in regular psychiatric wards, meaning that doctors and hospitals collude with the CCP to subject victims to medically-unnecessary involuntary hospitalizations and forced medication. Ten years ago, China passed a new Mental Health Law aimed in part at preventing this abuse. But Safeguard Defenders has found that the law has not worked. Local police and government agents continue to routinely and widely practice the political abuse of psychiatry across China.
https://safeguarddefenders.com/sites/default/files/pdf/DRUGGED%20AND%20DETAINED%2016%20Aug%202022.pdf

China’s No Longer Poor Because It Stopped Doing Stupid Things
He claims that China’s leader in Xi Jinping “wants nothing less than to see China become the pre-eminent global power during his lifetime.” Perhaps Xi does. The Chinese are a proud people. At the same time, they can’t become a global power without vastly improving the lot of the rest of the world. China can only become globally prominent insofar as its people succeed in the meeting the needs of those not Chinese. In other words, if China achieves greatness economically, so will the rest of the world achieve economic greatness. Wealth isn’t zero sum as much as it’s created. The more the Chinese produce, the more that those not Chinese get to specialize, while producing more themselves.
https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2022/09/06/chinas_no_longer_poor_because_it_stopped_doing_stupid_things_851741.html

UN Caves to China: Xinjiang Report a VICTORY for China
The UN has released a report about China’s atrocities against its Uyghur ethnic minority, which mostly reside in Xinjiang, China, and it’s gotten a lackluster reception from many Uyghur activists and human rights organizations. In this episode of China Uncensored, we talk about the drama behind the report’s release, how China  pulled strings behind the scenes, and where the report falls short.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vxTkXT3Bks

Russians set up method to convert wire currency into Chinese yuan, sparking fears of alliance
“This is yet another example of the growing Russia-China strategic partnership,” Rebekah Koffler, a former DIA intelligence officer and the author of ”Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America,” told Fox News Digital. “By launching the yuan-based transactions with China, Russia is playing into Beijing’s goal of replacing the U.S. dollar as the dominant international currency and medium of exchange by 2049.”
https://www.foxnews.com/world/russians-set-method-convert-wire-currency-chinese-yuan-sparking-fears-alliance

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