China-stravaganza! | EMBARGOED! Podcast Episode 7

May 12, 2020

In this episode of EMBARGOED!, Brian and Tim do a full-on China deep dive. To kick things off, we are joined by the first ever guest in EMBARGOED! history, our friend and colleague Richard Mojica, to analyze the current state of the U.S.-China trade deal, the possibility of more tariffs, and general prospects for U.S.-China trade relations through the 2020 U.S. presidential election and beyond. Next, we break down the significant new rule changes from BIS that will impact U.S. exports to military end users and for military end uses in China (and debate what those terms actually mean). After that, we survey the foreign direct investment landscape by discussing U.S. government fears about an influx of adversarial capital from China in the wake of COVID-19 and what CFIUS is likely to do in response. Finally, we survey the latest dramas, big and small, affecting Huawei and recap some recent enforcement activity tied to DOJ's China Initiative.


Read more from Brian and Tim on the new BIS rules for military end users/uses: https://bit.ly/3bacpdg

Thanks to our guest Richard Mojica for joining us: https://www.millerchevalier.com/professional/richard-mojica


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0:12 Introduction

The Rundown:
4:42 The Precarious State of the U.S.-China Trade Deal + Prospects for More Punitive Tariffs (with very special guest Richard Mojica, Member at Miller & Chevalier)
32:34 New BIS Rules for Military End Users/Uses in China
51:55 CFIUS and Beyond: Prospects for Chinese FDI
1:04:34 Latest on Huawei + Quick Enforcement Roundup (with focus on DOJ China Initiative)

1:32:46 Final Thoughts

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