U.S.–China Week: First ‘D&SD’ this Wednesday, DPRK pressures, CFIUS changes, cybersecurity reviews, trade talks (2017.06.19)

Welcome to Issue 103 of U.S.–China Week. This Wednesday brings the first meeting the new partial replacement for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD). It will take place in Washington, with the United States represented by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. The Chinese delegation will be chaired by State Councilor Yang…

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Chinese IT security examiner describes review process, clarifies status of Chinese government Windows edition

A public controversy among computer security experts in China has erupted over the degree of national security assessment required in general and what specifically is required by the new Cybersecurity Law and related regulations. Ni Guangnan, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a longstanding proponent of indigenous technology in China, recently argued (in a piece translated here) that the…

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U.S.–China Week: Top diplo in Beijing resigns & Calif. governor meets Xi over climate; Chinese gov’t Windows edition; beyond FONOPS (2017.06.12)

Welcome to Issue 102 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 you can follow me on Twitter at @gwbstr. Please send your comments, quibbles, and suggestions to [email protected].

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Ni Guangnan: China should suspend purchases and use of Windows 10 China Government Edition pending security review (translation)

(Chinese original follows / 中文在后)

See also related items: 核心安全审查专家回应Windows10政府版被建议禁用:现阶段强行切换系统并非最佳选择,  倪光南炮轰Win10政府版没过审查 微软合作方回应

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The Government Should Suspend Purchase and Use of Windows 10 Government Edition

By Ni Guangnan

Southern Metropolis Daily, June 8, 2017, Page: AA15

A few…

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U.S.–China Week: A ‘FON’ op. or not? Cybersecurity Law in effect, Mattis at Shangri-La: ‘Bear with us.’ (2017.06.05)

Welcome to Issue 101 of U.S.–China Week. This edition covers three weeks of news, so it is far from thorough, but significant South China Sea and cyberspace policy developments deserve attention. We’re back to a broader agenda next Monday.

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