Tag - economic-security



Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the United Nations climate summit in Dubai on Friday
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 3, 2023
Japan-France road map to boost defense and economic security ties
The agreement was announced after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke during COP28 in Dubai.
A worker at the Ford F-150 Lightning plant in Dearborn, Michigan in April last year. New government rules will try to shift more production of electric vehicle batteries and the materials that power them to the United States.
Dec 2, 2023
U.S. sets limits on Chinese content to receive EV tax credits
The guidelines establish a 25% ownership threshold for a company or group to be classified as a foreign entity of concern.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference at May’s Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima.
Nov 28, 2023
Canada's path to pragmatic Indo-Pacific engagement
As part of Canada’s Indo-Pacific pivot, we have already seen its relations and cooperation with Japan deepen.
A man walks through the Central Business District on a rainy day, in Beijing.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 28, 2023
West's de-risking starts to bite China's prospects
China is outwardly confident about growth despite a global economic slowdown
Up until very recently, the business of packaging semiconductors — encasing chips in materials that both protect them and connect them to the electronic device they’re part of — was, at best, an afterthought for the industry.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
A new front is opening up in the U.S.-China conflict over chips
The process of packaging semiconductors is increasingly seen as the "secret sauce" — a path toward achieving higher performance.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida with senior executives of U.S. chipmakers during their meeting in San Francisco on Wednesday
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 16, 2023
Cooperation is critical for chip supply, Kishida tells U.S. execs
The prime minister met senior executives at U.S. chipmakers in San Francisco, where he is attending an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit.
A Komatsu dump truck at the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Khanbogd, the South Gobi desert, Mongolia
Nov 14, 2023
China tightens grip on copper, key to world’s energy transition
China’s copper smelting capacity will increase by another 45% by 2027
Germany, which likely plays a key role in determining Europe’s China strategy, unveiled its 64-page strategy on China on July 13.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 14, 2023
Germany’s China strategy is epoch-making but ambiguous
While attempting to protect its interests, Berlin has had to deal with business circles attempting to avoid damaging ties with Beijing.
The construction site of a new Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. factory in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 9, 2023
Japan set to earmark ¥2 trillion for chips in extra budget
Japan is in the midst of a spending spree to revive its chip industry with an aim to triple the sales of domestically produced semiconductors by 2030.
China's dominance in the electric vehicle market has prompted the European Union to take action regarding economic security.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 7, 2023
How electric vehicles became subject to EU economic security
The bloc has felt the pressure from China in the EV market, leading it to take steps to better protect vehicles, batteries and materials.
Fujio Mitarai, chief executive officer of Canon, during an interview in Tokyo on Oct. 30
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 6, 2023
Canon’s chipmaking technology promises advanced chips for less
The Tokyo-based firm’s new nano-imprint technology could open doors for smaller semiconductor manufacturers.
An assembly engineer works on a lithography system at chipmaker ASML in Veldhoven, Netherlands, on June 16.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 2, 2023
How can the EU strengthen its strategic autonomy regarding chips?
The bloc has felt a sense of crisis over the fact that its growth strategy has been largely dependent on third countries.
Servers inside Huawei's factory campus in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China, in March 2019
Oct 26, 2023
China swaps Western tech for domestic options as U.S. cracks down
The telecom and financial sectors are considered the next focus for the drive, with digital payments seen as particularly vulnerable to Western hacking.
Despite shifts in the global economy and trade, the world remains highly integrated and globalization is far from over.
Oct 25, 2023
Globalization’s demise has been greatly exaggerated
Trade flows, allocation of dollars, and supply chains are evolving, but these changes are not uniform and can be challenging to predict.
An assembly engineer works on a TWINSCAN DUV lithography system at ASML in Veldhoven, Netherlands, in June.
Oct 21, 2023
The multimillion-dollar machines at the center of the U.S.-China rivalry
Complex lithography machines that print intricate circuitry on computer chips are at the heart of Washington's tough new measures on Beijing.
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. logo atop a building at the Hsinchu Science Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 20, 2023
‘Sell TSMC, buy ASML’ gains traction as China-Taiwan risks grow
Because TSMC’s operations are mostly in Taiwan, it faces heightened geopolitical hazards. ASML, meanwhile, stands to benefit from the fragmentation.
China's ambitions to control the legacy chip market have implications for the world economy and Western nations are beginning to take countersteps.
Oct 18, 2023
China's economic ambitions squeeze the developing world
While Chinese diplomats try to promote “win-win” solutions, Chinese policy is preventing developing-world partners from selling goods to China.
Washington is taking steps to prevent U.S. chipmakers from circumventing government rules in order to sell to China.
Oct 16, 2023
U.S. to tighten rules aimed at keeping advanced chips out of China
The Biden administration is aiming to close loopholes that might help its geopolitical rival gain cutting-edge technologies.
The U.S. is struggling to cut China off from top AI technology.
Oct 13, 2023
Biden eyes adding AI chip curbs to Chinese companies abroad
Efforts to close the loophole allowing access to chips the show how the Biden administration is struggling to cut China off from top AI technology.
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, announces a slew of retaliatory measures against China, including sanctions, at a news conference at the White House in May 2020.
Oct 6, 2023
Protectionism started the geopolitical fire
The protectionism in the post-pandemic economic shutdowns will also impact international relations.


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