U.S.–China Week: ‘Having it both ways’ on UNCLOS; steel dispute; FBI ‘optimistic’ on cybercrime (2016.05.02)

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Welcome to issue 50 of U.S.–China Week. The U.S. government announced that this year’s U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and associated meetings are to be held in Beijing in early June.

Meanwhile, after China passed its new law regulating foreign NGOs as expected, a White House spokesperson said “the United States is deeply concerned” and declared “that a vibrant civil society is a cornerstone of stability and prosperity.” Analysts who…

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U.S.–China Week: NGO law moving, Scarborough reclamation? New U.S. spy cases, Fontaine and Rapp-Hooper on world order (2016.04.25)

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Welcome to issue 49 of U.S.–China Week. As always: Please encourage friends and colleagues to subscribe to U.S.–China Week. Here is the web version of this issue, ideal for sharing on social media. And please send your comments, quibbles, and suggestions to mail@gwbstr.com.

BOUNDARIES
‘Foreign NGO’ law changed substantially as passage seen likely this week; reported changes leave much uncertain

The Standing Committee of China’s…

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U.S.–China Week: Tit-for-tat posturing, Kerry and Carter on ‘the’ order, hacking declines?, resolve and deterrence (2016.04.18)

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Welcome to issue 48 of U.S.–China Week. There are two notes of clarification from last issue. First, this year was not, as many reported, the first time the U.S. government had included Chinese censorship in a list of trade barriers—though it was the first time since 2013. This Reuters story reporting a Chinese denial includes that point. Second, last week’s mention of a U.S. Navy officer accused of espionage included language saying…

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U.S.–China Week: Discontent at PACOM? Carter skips China, censorship as trade barrier, Blair’s U.S.–Japan China strategy (2016.04.11)

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Welcome to issue 47 of U.S.–China Week. As always: Please encourage friends and colleagues to subscribe to U.S.–China Week. Here is the web version of this issue, ideal for sharing on social media. And please send your comments, quibbles, and suggestions to mail@gwbstr.com.

SOUTH CHINA SEA
Civil-military tension on South China Sea creeps into public view; More ‘assertive’ option seemingly ill-fit to challenge

The Navy…

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U.S.–China Week: Obama and Xi’s mixed signals, South China Sea tangles, Anbang bids and balks (2016.04.04)

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Welcome to issue 46 of U.S.–China Week. This edition focuses on the meeting between the top leaders of the United States and China, with a few other matters addressed in brief.

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