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The Chinafornia Newsletter 6.14.17 - Will the US Restrict Chinese AI Investment?

Welcome to the 29th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the
June 14 · Issue #29 · View online
Matt Sheehan's Newsletter
Welcome to the 29th edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the Golden State and the Middle Kingdom.
This week, competition and cooperation in artificial intelligence continue to pose some fascinating political+economic+security questions. Plenty of links and commentary below, so let’s get right to it.
This week’s top reads:
1. A reality check on how China viewed Governor Brown’s visit - Chinese Politics From the Provinces
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U.S. weighs restricting Chinese investment in artificial intelligence| Reuters
The Future of AI - Kai-Fu Lee, Andrew Ng, Sebastian Thrun
Exclusive: China-backed fund in third bid for U.S. to approve chip deal - sources | Reuters
U.S.–China Week: Expert calls for moratorium on Microsoft's new Chinse government Windows edition pending security review
China’s Mobike launches in UK
Culture Clash at a Chinese-Owned Plant in Ohio - The New York Times
Exclusive: SeaWorld's Chinese investor in talks to buy Brookdale Senior Living | Reuters
Chinese firms see less bias in how U.S. enforces rules: survey | Reuters
'Transformers' Gears Up For Another $1 Billion Box Office Bounty - Forbes
Annecy Festival Drops Chinese Film After Chinese Government Pressure | China Film Insider
Energy and the Environment
Chinese politics from the provinces: California/Tumbles Into The Sea
California governor’s green swing through China: It’s about jobs, too
Two Vermont colleges switch to 'university' to attract Chinese students - USA -
Real Estate
China Detains Chairman of Anbang, Which Sought Ties With Jared Kushner - The New York Times
Asian Americans and the Bay Area's "Battle for Suburbia" - CityLab
The Beltway and Beijing
Trump Adds More Trademarks in China - The New York Times
Trump to Cut $4.5 Million from Radio Free Asia
Jobs and Events
2nd Annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference Set for June 21 in Beijing | CFI
Culture Corner
'Please Vote for Me' | Critics' Picks | The New York Times - YouTube
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