U.S.–China Week: Trump personnel and China ties, Tsai Ing-wen in U.S., THAAD (2017.01.17)

It’s been almost a month since the previous edition, so there is no way to cover everything. Below I provide a healthy crop of links and some summaries, but this is a good time to note that the daily e-mail newsletter from SupChina (sign up here) has emerged as a great resource for China news junkies and U.S.–China relations followers. Bill Bishop’s…

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U.S.–China Week: China seizes U.S. ‘glider,’ Obama on ‘one China,’ ‘militarization’ in the Spratlys, leadership without dominance (2016.12.19)

Welcome to issue 82 of U.S.–China Week. This will be the last edition for 2016. Publishing will resume as normal on January 17, the Tuesday following the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Best wishes to everyone for a happy new year.

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U.S.–China Week: ‘One-China,’ Yang Jiechi and Flynn, Amb. Branstad, WTO, China’s military signaling, cybercrime meeting, oh my (2016.12.12)

Welcome to issue 81 of U.S.–China Week. Coming to you this week from Beijing, allow me to open with what in normal days would have been a banner headline here: The U.S. president-elect has announced his intended new ambassador to China, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Official Chinese media (eg. here) greeted the news by referring to Branstad, who first met President Xi…

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

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.

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

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…

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