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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U.S.–China Week: Trump to China, Guo Wengui/MSS intrigue, FONOP, Tillerson revives “rules-based order” (2017.10.23)

Welcome to Issue 117 of U.S.–China Week. This issue covers two weeks since October 9, and therefore covers a lot of ground in round-up form. It’s also been a busy period of writing and publishing around here.

First, if you’re in Seattle tomorrow evening, you can catch me speaking as part of the National Committee on U.S.–China Relations China Town Hall from 4–6…

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U.S.–China Week: A law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue full of reiterations, looking beyond WTO at USTR (2017.10.09)

Welcome to Issue 115 of U.S.–China Week. This edition is slightly abbreviated as I prepare for a week of travel. Relatedly: If you are in Washington, D.C., next week, please consider coming down to New America on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 1–2:30 p.m. for a discussion on “Digital China: What Are China’s Leaders & Scholars Saying About Their Plans for Cyberspace?” John Costello, Samm Sacks,…

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