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Process, Production, R & D

China To Increase Manufacturing Robots Density Further

January 25, 2023

Via: Metrology and Quality News

The South China Morning Post has reported that China has published a new ‘Robot +’ Application Action Plan laying out 10 industries where it wants to use more robots, as the country rushes to automate sectors from manufacturing to agriculture […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford in Talks to Sell German Plant to China’s BYD

January 24, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. is in talks with Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD Co. over the sale of a manufacturing plant in Germany, according to people familiar with the discussions. Officials from Ford‘s management in Germany are planning to travel to China […]


News, Process, Production

The United States is Losing Its Innovation Edge Over China, a New Report Warns

January 24, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Iprobably don’t need to remind readers of this blog that the conventional wisdom for decades from much of the American elite was that offshoring U.S. production was totally the way to go. The thinking went that as long as the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

China-Developed mRNA Covid Vaccine Starts Test Production

January 6, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Chinese drugmaker CanSino Biologics Inc. started trial production of a vaccine targeting new variants of Covid-19 that are behind the country’s current outbreak, which would be among the first developed in China using the mRNA technology that drove inoculation in […]


News

China overtakes USA in robot density

December 22, 2022

Via: Today's Medical Developments

China’s massive investment in industrial robotics has put the country in the top ranking of robot density, surpassing the United States for the first time. The number of operational industrial robots relative to the number of workers hit 322 units […]


Design & Planning, Process

Ford, China’s CATL Mull Workaround for New US Battery Plant

December 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. are considering building a battery manufacturing plant in Michigan in a complex arrangement designed to reap new tax benefits without running afoul of U.S.-China political sensitivities. The state has emerged […]


Regulations

Congressional Commission’s Report: Revoke Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China

November 15, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

On the heels of the first meeting between Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping since Biden became president, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released its 2022 annual report Tuesday that outlined 39 policy recommendations to Congress to […]


News

Entrepreneur Caught in the Middle of U.S.-China Chip War

November 9, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Semiconductor whiz Gerald Yin left the U.S. and spent 18 years in China building what he said would be a worldwide powerhouse in chip-making equipment. Now the American citizen’s lifework has been thrown into uncertainty as U.S. restrictions undermine the […]


News

When China’s Chip Prospects Looked Good

October 28, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

At that time, the strength of the emerging semiconductor industry in mainland China looked likely to be in design and development rather than manufacturing. “We have a team in mainland China trying to understand market needs and the requirements of […]


Regulations

The Biden Administration Says No Chips for China, and It’s a Huge Deal

October 16, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s a shift in the use of export controls not seen since the Cold War, say the experts. The Biden administration on October 7 announced new unilateral restrictions on sales of super-specific, high-end semiconductors and semiconductor technology to China. They […]


Regulations

SK Hynix Gets One-Year Reprieve From U.S. Chip Restrictions on China

October 12, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

South Korean memory-chip maker SK Hynix Inc. 000660 4.21%▲ received a one-year exemption from new U.S. restrictions blocking exports of advanced chips and related equipment to China, a sign of Washington’s willingness to offer reprieves that help minimize potential disruption […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Battery Giants, Hyundai Concerned by US Moves on China Supplies

August 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s biggest electric car batterymakers and Hyundai Motor Co. have expressed concern over new U.S. legislation aimed at boosting domestic production of EVs and reducing the use of Chinese materials, moves they say could hurt their competitiveness. Korean trade […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

US may ban export of GAA EDA to China

August 10, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

US President Joe Biden is said to have OK’d the ban which is with the Office of Management and Budget while details are completed. Suppliers of the software include Cadence, Synopsys and Siemens. Already the US has banned sales of […]


Regulations

Biden to Sign $280 Billion CHIPS Act in Bid to Boost US Over China

August 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden signed a $280 billion bipartisan bill Aug. 9 to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing, part of his administration’s push to boost U.S. competitiveness over China. The Rose Garden ceremony included lawmakers, union officials, local politicians and business leaders, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, News

Pelosi Trip Delays Tesla Supplier’s Plant Announcement

August 3, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

China’s leading electric-vehicle battery maker put on hold plans to announce its first North American plant as political fallout from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan further complicates business tied to the world’s two biggest economies. Tesla-supplier Contemporary […]


Regulations

US may limit China NAND producers to 128-layers

August 2, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The US has already decreed in the Chips Act that companies taking money under the Act cannot make chips in China more advanced than 28nm for the next ten years – a provision which will affect both TSMC and Intel. […]


Regulations

China Investigates Chip Execs For Failures

August 1, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The three men are: the former Minister of Industry and Information Technology – Xiao Yaqing – the head of the National Integrated Circuit Fund (often called the ‘Big Fund’) Ding Wenwu – and the former chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup – […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process

The World is Very Dependent on China for its Solar Panels

July 13, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s time for an update on the trade of solar panels being imported into the United States. A lot has happened in the past few months, and Tuesday we got some more news related to this subject. But first, we […]


News

Take Action: Tell President Biden to Keep Tariffs on Imports from China in Place

July 6, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s time to take action, folks. We’ve written several pieces now about how the Biden administration is considering revoking tariffs on imports from China. This is a bad idea. Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul wrote the U.S. Trade […]


News

Alleged Tesla Spying Issue Leads To Road Ban in China! Here’s Why This is Bad News for the EV Maker

June 23, 2022

Via: Tech Times

The alleged Tesla spying issue led to a massive road ban in China. Authorities announced this decision because the surveillance problem might affect their residents’ privacy. As of writing, Tesla’s popular electric vehicle units are restricted on some roads in […]