U.S.–China Week: Cyberspace talks, maritime countdown, ‘productive’ BIT talks but ‘jury still out,’ Obama meets Dalai Lama (2016.06.20)

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Welcome to issue 57 of U.S.–China Week. Programming note: I will be on the road next week and, barring any pressing developments, the next issue will come out Tuesday, July 5, after the U.S. Independence Day holiday.

I want to begin this edition with a personal remembrance.

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This week Ambassador Wu Jianmin, who had served as China’s ambassador to France and to the United Nations in Geneva, among many other…

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U.S.–China Week: S&ED wrap-up, China and Russia at Senkaku/Diaoyu, High-speed rail deal falls apart (2016.06.13)

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Welcome to issue 56 of U.S.–China Week, coming to you from San Francisco, where I will be based for about the next two months. Readers in the Bay Area are encouraged to get in touch.

There’s plenty of news below, including outcome documents from the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), but observers of U.S.–China relations will find time anew survey of five Asia-Pacific countries especially intriguing. Published by the University of Sydney, the survey…

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U.S.–China Week: S&ED and Shangri-La highlights, BIT moves (2016.06.07)

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Welcome to issue 55 of U.S.–China Week, once again from Beijing. The Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and related meetings continue today, but this edition was already delayed due to travel, and there are already enough highlights to recount, in addition to reviewing some of the key events from the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. With a lively schedule here in Beijing this week, you might note that in this case, I would have…

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U.S.–China Week (2016.05.31)

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Welcome to issue 54 of U.S.–China Week, coming to you from Honolulu, where I have already gained a great deal of insight from conversations with members of the large and diverse community of Asia-Pacific policy professionals based here. As advertised, this edition is slightly off-schedule due to a combination of travel and the Memorial Day holiday in the United States. I will still be on the road (in Beijing) in a week, but I expect to return…

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U.S.–China Week: Vietnam arms, ‘unsafe’ fighter encounter, BIT prospects, new reviews of U.S. tech in China (2016.05.23)

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Welcome to issue 53 of U.S.–China Week, coming to you today from the Yale Center Beijing—among other things, a refuge with great connectivity and quite a view. For observers in Beijing and Washington, the most anticipated news this week was the inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen as president in Taiwan and what she would say in her inaugural address. Without going into detail, Tsai’s speech appeared to strike a balance in handling key wording…

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