U.S.–China Week: U.S. strategy calls China ‘revisionist power’ and ‘competitor’; drumbeat of China-focused trade moves (2017.12.18)

Welcome to Issue 121 of U.S.–China Week. I’m back in Oakland after a busy trip to Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuzhen, Zhejiang, where I had the chance to attend the Chinese government’s World Internet Conference. This edition covers the new National Security Strategy and a gathering tide of trade and investment action by the U.S. government, but first:

  • Before the Wuzhen show, the…

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China policy in Trump’s new National Security Strategy: Excerpts and commentary

After a quick read of the Trump administration’s new National Security Strategy, here several passages bearing on U.S.–China relations, as well as a few comments on them. Not included are several mentions of China’s involvement in other regions of the world.

  • “Every year, competitors such as China steal U.S. intellectual property valued at hundreds of billions of…

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U.S.–China Week: Trade confrontation brewing? (2017.11.27)

Welcome to Issue 120 of U.S.–China Week, and greetings from Beijing.

Some exciting professional news: I have signed on as a fellow at New America, where I’m part of a team developing our new DigiChina project to translate and contextualize important developments in China’s digital economy and technology policies. We have four great pieces up so far, and many more to…

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U.S.–China Week: Trump’s trip, CFIUS revision, loose talk of war with North Korea (2017.11.13)

Welcome to Issue 119 of U.S.–China Week. This edition comes after a period of busy travel and an energy-sapping cold (for me) and (for everyone) a torrent of fragmentary news emerging from President Donald Trump’s travel in East Asia, including a state visit to China. I thus do not aim for a comprehensive retelling, but rather an accounting of important take-aways from the two weeks.…

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U.S.–China Week: CFIUS revision, tech CEOs meet Xi, Aluminum duties, Trump trip (2017.10.30)

Welcome to Issue 118 of U.S.–China Week. I’m continuing with abbreviated editions of the newsletter during a very busy travel schedule over the next two months. Some editions may therefore be delayed or skipped. Of course, the big macro stories in U.S.–China relations are affected by the elite politics surrounding Xi Jinping in China and the evolving investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and its…

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