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Monday, 5 September 2022

The US is escalating its tech war with China

The US just stepped up tech sanctions on China: The Biden administration has slapped a ban on US chip companies selling AI semiconductors to China as it steps up its tech war against Beijing. Nvidia and AMD both said last week that Washington is preventing them from exporting certain chips to companies in China in the latest in a series of recent moves by the Biden administration to stunt Chinese tech development. Bloomberg, Reuters and the Financial Times have more.

FROM THE DEPT OF “WTF?” Foreign passport holders in the West Bank are now legally required to tell Israeli authorities if they’re romantically involved with a Palestinian as a condition of entry. The new rule came into effect today. (Washington Post)

Also worth knowing this morning:

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cautions Greece not to “go too far” as territorial tensions escalate between the two NATO members. (Bloomberg)
  • A Turkish warship has docked in Israel for the first time in over a decade as bilateral relations continue to improve. (Reuters)
  • The UN has accused China of committing “serious human rights violations” against Uyghur Muslims and called alleged acts of torture constituted “crimes against humanity.” (OHCHR, pdf)

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