In advance of more stalled China trade talks this week, impeachment-embattled Trump asked China to interfere in the 2020 election. The quid pro quo for China will now be as obvious as the Ukraine price of $250+ million for election “dirt”.
China is unlikely to heed US President Donald Trump’s call to investigate his political rival Joe Biden before Chinese top trade negotiator Liu He’s trip to Washington next week for the latest round of trade negotiations, analysts say.Trump said on Thursday he had “tremendous power” and a “lot of options” going into the trade talks. But the negotiations are set to be overshadowed by the impeachment inquiry into his requests for Ukraine to investigate Biden, the former US vice-president in the race to challenge Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Also on Thursday, Trump repeated his call to the Ukrainian government to investigate Biden – and his son, Hunter – and also looped in Beijing in a winding response to reporters.
— Dr C Tan (@drctan) October 5, 2019
— Enrico Ivanov Ã¢ÂÂ¦ (@Russ_Warrior) October 5, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) October 5, 2019
Needless to say, Trump will double-down again on his economic illiteracy. Solving the so-called intellectual property piracy needs actual policy rather than polemic.
— CSIS (@CSIS) October 5, 2019
There are deep interconnections between the U.S. and Chinese economies, and China has built its technology base on what it has acquired from the West. China’s government and some Chinese companies will use any means, legal or illegal, to acquire technology. The United States’ relationship with China cannot continue unchanged, but given the interconnections, change must be managed carefully. New restrictions are needed, but counterintuitively, these should be shaped by recognizing that being open makes the United States stronger than being closed. The best approach is an incremental and flexible approach to technology transfer centered on the need to avoid harm to the U.S economy. This report outlines the policy tools that the United States can use to mitigate risk while maintaining the openness that is a hallmark of the U.S. economy.
Significant changes are needed to modernize technology transfer restrictions for emerging technologies, as the Foreign Investment Risk and Review Modernization Act (FIRMMA) modernized restrictions on foreign investment, but these will be politically difficult. Cold War-style technology transfer regulations are problematic. However, the United States can draw on existing regulatory tools to manage risk, including foreign investment restrictions under the CFIUS process, export controls on commercial technologies, and expanded counterintelligence action to reduce illicit access to emerging technology.
Specific recommendations include:
▪ Create new end-user controls focused on the Chinese government and military recipients for emerging technology.
▪ Work with allies to limit Chinese investments that provide access to or control of emerging technologies.
▪ Modernize export controls to move away from Cold War-style control performance thresholds.
▪ Increase FBI funding for counterintelligence activities.
▪ Keep NSDD-189 protections for fundamental research.
▪ Do not ban Chinese workers and students. Additional scrutiny is necessary for graduate students in research areas with potential military applications or against“minders”—individuals sent to keep an eye on other Chinese students. While there is some technology leakage, the benefits to the United States far outweigh the costs.
▪ Avoid an embargo. That is not in our interest and would attract little support from allies.
Mike Judge’s reproduction of Asian stereotypes has been lucrative in the advent of the Yang Gang during an age of intellectual property theft.
Richard: (reading note from Jian-Yang) Richard, Hello, I went to China to do new new Internet. Thank you. Enjoy your house. I love you. Jian-Yang.
Jared: Jian-Yang, are you copying all those companies for the Chinese markets?
Jian-Yang: (nervous) Oh no!
A resident in Erlich's incubator. He is a Mandarin-speaking Chinese male seen to be in his late teens to mid-twenties. He has a quiet demeanor and has difficulty understanding and speaking the English language. This aggravates Erlich when he explains house rules to Jìng-Yáng such as not burning household trash, how to recycle, and the need to clear fish carcasses from the kitchen sink. Often he is seen opening the front door to Erlich's house for guests to come in or irritating Erlich for comedic effect.
During his stay at Erlich's Hack Hostel, Jìng-Yáng developed an app that is able to locate the least-crowded playgrounds so parents can bring their kids to these desirable locations. However, it was flawed, since pedophiles could also use the app to prey on children. Erlich suggested and had Jian Yang pivot the app to locate nearby smokers instead and named it “Smokation”, a play on the words “Smoker” and “Location”. Smokation was met favourably at Raviga after it was pitched to Laurie Bream. Unfortunately, Jìng-Yáng was found smoking within the Raviga premises after his pitch, since his app was soon to receive seed funding and he only smokes for celebratory purposes.
Not much is known of Jìng-Yáng's background, or how he came into meeting Erlich Bachman. During his time living with Bachman, he served primarily as a personal assistant until Erlich no longer required his services and tried to evict him. Inadvertently, Erlich revealed California's squatters rights, barring him from eviction and granting him free housing for up to a year.