U.S.–China Week: Trump and Taiwan (2016.12.05)

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Welcome to issue 80 of U.S.–China Week. I write from the air on the way to Shanghai. This issue is almost exclusively about one of the most explosive reports of a phone call since Alexander Graham Bell rang up Mr. Watson in 1876. The Washington Post has the best just-the-facts/what-we-know explainer I’ve seen so far.

Unrelatedly, if you’re in Tokyo on Dec. 16, I’ll be giving a talk at Temple University Japan.…

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U.S.–China Week: Resetting trade agendas, Korea challenges, Imagining Trump-era alliances (2016.11.28)

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Welcome to issue 79 of U.S.–China Week. During the coming three weeks, I will be in Washington, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo for meetings and some speaking engagements. Please get in touch if you’d like to meet up in one of those places. Publication may be irregular while I’m on the road.

At time of writing, we have almost no further information about the incoming U.S. administration’s Asia-relevant staffing. The work of studying key…

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U.S.–China Week: Trump and Abe, Obama and Xi, Scarborough fishing deal, Wuzhen (2016.11.21)

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Welcome to issue 78 of U.S.–China Week. So much material this week that the analysis will be thinner. Please note that publishing may be irregular in the coming several weeks as the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and a busy travel schedule approach.

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U.S.–China Week: Trump staffing, first contacts, early uncertainty, Cybersecurity Law (2016.11.14)

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Welcome to issue 77 of U.S.–China Week. A week ago, I argued that “a Donald Trump win would at minimum drastically raise uncertainty in the U.S.–China relationship and could easily throw it into economic and security crisis as a consequence of that uncertainty.” (I also predicted “some level of economic turmoil … immediately upon a Trump win.” Instant accountability: Turmoil has in fact been very minor so far—a fact I will take…

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U.S.–China Week: Hillary Clinton for a strong U.S.–China relationship (2016.11.07)

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Welcome to issue 76 of U.S.–China Week.

Since its inception, I have strictly limited the subject matter of U.S.–China Week to bilateral and regional affairs, not the domestic politics of China or the United States. Accordingly, coverage of the U.S. election has been occasional and restricted to the candidates’ attitudes and likely approaches to policy regarding China and the Asia-Pacific region. Undeniably, however, the U.S. election is the most important story in U.S.–China relations…

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