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    1. National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, issued by the President of the USA in October 2020, addresses two main areas: 1) Promoting national security innovation base: incentivise science and technology develpoment, lead the development of worldwide standards and norms that reflect democratic values, develop multistakeholder National Security Innovation Base, build technology partnerships with like-minded partners

      2) Protect technology advantage: prevent IP theft and enhance research security, require security in design, strenthen export laws and regimes for technology, engage private sector to understand future strategic vulnerabilities, secure supply chain.

      The Strategy identifies two main S&T competitors: China and Russia and their activities that may undermine the USA's interests. One of the challenges for the USA is power of the whole-of-government approach to S&T developments in China and Russia.

      On international level, the Strategy argues for adopting rules and policies reflecting the US interests as well as cooperation among like-minded countries.

      The Strategy outlines 20 critical and emerging technologies. The major breakthroughs will be happening in intersections among these technologies. Thus, the Strategy argues for the holistic approach to development of critical and science technologies.

      Other concepts promoted in the Strategy are:

      • forecasting of tech developments,
      • technology risk management,
      • research security in academic and research institutions.
      • use of export law regulations

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    2. Our market-oriented approach will allow us to prevail against state-directed models that produce waste and disincentivize innovation, but we willalso protect ourselves from unfair competitionand prevent the use of our technology for authoritarian activities

      who is thee engine of growth?

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  2. Oct 2020
  3. Sep 2020
    1. "As part of this proposal, Oracle will become our trusted technology provider, responsible for hosting all US user data and securing associated computer systems to ensure US national security requirements are fully satisfied," TikTok said. "We are currently working with Wal-Mart on a commercial partnership as well. Both companies will take part in a TikTok Global pre-IPO financing round in which they can take up to a 20% cumulative stake in the company. We will also maintain and expand TikTok Global's headquarters in the US, while bringing 25,000 jobs across the country."

      Summary of TikTok deal

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    1. It's been reported that China would rather TikTok be closed down than be forced to sell to the US.

      It is interesting that China introduced new law blocking this type of acquistions.

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    1. Article argues a few points:

      • multistakeholder approach is part of the US hegemonic digital policy.
      • US as digital hegemon can change rules of digital governance as it started doing with Tik-Tok, WeChat and Huawei.
      • By banning Chinese companies, USA is creating splinternet where the USA may have more power but in the less policy space.
      • By exercising its power in this way, the USA is undermining its hegemonic power.
      • The highest power is based on interdependence and central position in interdependent policy space as the USA had for long time.

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  4. Aug 2020
    1. This article is impressive for the following reasons:

      • provides one of the most insightful and precise analysis of the current crisis in the USA by showing absurdity of Trump phenomenon but also going beyond surface and showing deeper roots of the current situation.
      • have an impressive way of integrating numbers in the narrative. Almost every sentence has some 'numbers' without single infographics or feeling that your are bombarded with numbers.
      • provide realistic assessment that the end of the USA era opens the world for many new dangers.

      I annotated in more details further down....

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    1. The dereliction of diplomacy

      decline of the US diplomacy ||Jovan||

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    1. The following day, the Senate passed a bill banning TikTok from government-issued phones, and Trump signed executive orders stating that TikTok would be barred from operating in the United States in forty-five days unless it was sold to an American buyer.

      two actions against TikTok by the US Senate and the President.

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    1. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.

      Is this real threat for the USA?

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    1. breaking up Big Tech would open the way for Chinese dominance and thereby undermine U.S. national security.

      China card of tech companies

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  5. Jul 2020
    1. Ambassador O’Brien spoke about ideology. FBI Director Wray talked about espionage. Attorney General Barr spoke about economics. And now my goal today is to put it all together for the American people and detail what the China threat means for our economy, for our liberty, and indeed for the future of free democracies around the world.

      Here is focus of each of these speeches

    2. My remarks today are the fourth set of remarks in a series of China speeches that I asked National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, FBI Director Chris Wray, and the Attorney General Barr to deliver alongside me.

      Can wee collect this series of speeches.

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    1. An interesting coverage with anti-China tilt but realistic summary of the situation. It clearly shows that the next digital between China and USA will be happening in Europe and 'swing countries' (India, Indonesia, etc.). It will be interesting to monitor situation in Africa and Latin America. One of the main indicators will be:

      • number of Huawei contracts
      • use of Chinese apps such as TikTok
      • penetration of Alibaba e-commerce business
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  6. May 2020
    1. To prevent foreign malign actors from gaining access to United States information networks, the President issued the “Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain” and the “Executive Order on Establishing the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector.” The implementation of these Executive Orders will prevent certain companies associated with or answering to the intelligence and security apparatus of foreign adversaries from, for example, readily accessing the private and sensitive information of the United States Government, the United States private sector, and

      Need to analyse two important documents of the USA tech diplomacy and policy.

      documents

    2. The PRC’s attempts to dominate the global information and communications technology industry through unfair practices is reflected in discriminatory regulations like the PRC National Cyber Security Law, which requires companies to comply with Chinese data localization measures that enable CCP access to foreign data. Other PRC laws compel companies like Huawei and ZTE to cooperate with Chinese security services, even when they do business abroad, creating security vulnerabilities for foreign countries and enterprises utilizing Chinese vendors’ equipment and services.

      Technological aspect of China-USA relations.

    3. the Department of Defense June 2019 Indo-Pacific Strategy Report and the Department of State November 2019 report on A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision.

      USA policy towards China is based on Indo-Pacific approach. It is similar to Kennan's containment's approach towards Soviet Union (telegram X).

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    4. the European Union’s publication in March 2019 of EU-China: A Strategic Outlook, among others

      Need to check technological aspect of EU-China policy.

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    5. It is landmark study that will shape China-USA relations beyond Trump's administration. It marks the end of 'engagement' approach of the USA towards China and shift to the approach of 'principled realism'. USA plans to continue with open, constructive, results-oriented engagement with China. ||VladaR||||TerezaHorejsova||||NatasaPerucica||||Katarina_An||

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