Listen now | Click here for instructions to add the podcast to your preferred player. This episode of Sharp China is free for everyone. Show notes: On today’s show Andrew and Bill begin with the news that Xi Jinping will skip this weekend’s G-20 summit in India, a Ministry of State Security warning that the United States has work to do before any Biden-Xi summit later this year, and the ongoing questions surrounding the recent MSS foray into social media and US-China directives. Then: The international media learns more about Huawei’s Mate 60 Pro, what it could mean if reports are true that SMIC -- the largest semiconductor foundry company in mainland China -- assisted Huawei in making 7 nanometer chips, and the various considerations of the Biden Administration and other US legislators as they respond to this week’s Huawei fanfare. From there: Last week’s unusually candid comments from the US Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emmanuel, and a report that Apple is looking to Chinese manufacturers for help with its Vision Pro ambitions. At the end: The Wall Street Journal’s report on Chinese nationals gate-crashing at U.S. military sites, whether China’s going to have its “Lehman moment,” a recommendation for Chinese media, and a word about Caixin.
Re your comment regarding prescription glasses and the Apple Vision Pro. one of the features of the Apple Vision Pro will be Zeiss prescription optical inserts. I assume these will not be cheap.
Big "if" as to whether Raimondo understands that this was a slap in the face, since there was virtually no response to them *hacking her email.* Commercial relations apparently require a certain level of obliviousness and non-confrontation.
SMIC down 7.6% today. Market started to worry after short lived joy.