U.S.–China Week: UNCLOS tribunal roundup, U.S. and China on ‘market economy’ status, Trump adviser on pivot’s pitfalls (2016.07.18)

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Welcome to issue 60 of U.S.–China Week. The center of gravity of this edition has once more been shifted by the sheer mass of news on the South China Sea following the tribunal’s award almost a week ago. This provides a good chance to highlight, for-something-completely-different, another resource out there on U.S.–China relations. From the USC US-China Institute this week comes an edition of its Talking Points newsletter marking 45…

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U.S.–China Week: Tribunal countdown, THAAD deployment, Froman on new negative list (2016.07.11)

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Welcome to issue 59 of U.S.–China Week. The big story on the agenda is what will happen in 12 hours or so, when the tribunal convened under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) releases its award in the Philippine-Chinese arbitration case over South China Sea matters. Most of this issue is devoted to the best new materials I’ve found leading into that major event. Japan watchers meanwhile are just…

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U.S.–China Week (2016.07.05)

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Welcome to issue 58 of U.S.–China Week, back after a week off and coming to you on Tuesday this week following the U.S. Independence Day holiday. My latest commentary, assessing U.S.–China cyberspace dialogue nine months after President Xi Jinping’s September state visit to Washington, appears in Chinese at BBC Chinese.

I want to open this issue by recognizing another resource on U.S.–China relations that readers should find very useful. The Kissinger Institute on China…

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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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