The ban doesn't include Microsoft 365 , Exchange etc................
Oh, now I get it, Russians using this shit software on a daily basis - is gonna fuck mother Russia far better than any missiles.............
A meeting of G7 trade ministers has flagged researchers as a possible route through which tech trade sanctions are being circumvented. Japan hosted a virtual meeting of trade ministers on Tuesday, attended by reps from Italy, Canada, France, the USA, the UK, Germany, and the EU. The statement [PDF] published after their chat …
That's not the way they fight, they are far more insidious :-)
They'll fight you economically, strategically with espionage tactics (both industrial and military), by running interference (e.g. supporting Russia) and they wouldn't start throwing ordinance or disposable people at you until you initiate it.
I would expect them to make some sort of play for Taiwan while everyone else is stretched thin, too.
They will be banning Chinese students from UK unis next. Then students from other nations. Foreign students subsidise domestic ones. Nationalism is expensive. Brexit etc. Eventually, it breaks the economy. The only thing you can do then is blame Johnny Foreigner and start a war. Are your kids of an age to be conscripted by Glorious Leaders? You won't get a telegram this time. Maybe a text.