Issue No. 241 | October 18, 2022

Strengthening American Capacity for Effective Engagement

俗语 from Xi Jinping


shì qiáng líng ruò

Meaning: bully; threaten

Original: 当前,世界之变、时代之变、历史之变正以前所未 有的方式展开。一方面,和平、发展、合作、共嬴的历 史潮流不可阻挡,人心所向、大势所趋决定了人类前途 终归光明。另一方面,恃强凌弱、巧取豪夺、零和博弈 等霸权霸道霸凌行径危害深重,和平赤字、发展赤字、 安全赤字、治理赤字加重,人类社会面临前所未有的挑 战。世界又一次站在历史的十字路口,何去何从取决于 各国人民的抉择。


Xi Jinping used this chengyu when he discussed the community of common destiny. He presented history as at a crossroads, between hegemonic bullying and peaceful, cooperative development.

Weekly Reading: Homegrown Chips

For the masochists (同志们辛苦了), here is the full Party Congress work report (via @NPC-Observer on twitter). As Xi said,  “撸起袖子加油干”。

But as a break from all that, we suggest turning all the way back to page 18 of the People's Daily, where you will find this article/puff piece from and about Kunlun Chip, the unit that used to be Baidu’s AI chip arm. This is a great article to get you up to speed on your chip and semiconductor-related vocab. It also serves to highlight how companies are responding to policy actions in the U.S. They certainly have their messaging down.

昆仑芯AI芯片 筑底算力经济“新基建”

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