U.S.–China Week Issue 2: Abe in U.S., cyber strategy, realism vs. reality, and investment moves (2015.04.27)

Much of the action in U.S.–China relations this week comes in connection to the ongoing U.S. visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during which the United States and Japan have already released new defense guidelines (joint statement; full text) and Abe is expected to address a joint session of Congress. From military affairs to trade negotiations and…

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U.S.–China Week Issue 1: Two Chinese views on South China Sea, tech & trade tides, Paulson’s plunge, rhetorical battlegrounds (2015.04.20)

Welcome to the inaugural full edition of U.S.–China Week, a news and analysis brief written by me, Graham Webster. This week builds on 10 weeks of “beta” efforts and comments from more than a dozen early readers. Though it will continue to evolve, the basic format of five entries featuring summary and analysis seems to be working well. I will continue to be grateful for…

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U.S.–China Week: Hillary Clinton on China, Obama on China at sea, ‘Great Cannon,’ long arm of Chinese law (2015.04.13)

A special note: From Washington, D.C., this week, this is the ninth and last “beta” edition of U.S.–China Week before a wider launch next week. My sincere thanks go to all who have read these early issues and especially to those who have sent me valuable feedback. Still, your comments or quibbles are very much appreciated. Encourage your friends to

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U.S.–China Week: New cyber contests, naval nerves, Iran progress, the U.S. TPP plan (2015.04.06)

There is a lot to discuss on cybersecurity this week—so much, in fact, that I won’t be able to do all the news justice. The first two items in this issue, however, cover very significant new developments in the way both the U.S. and Chinese governments are treating the Internet, and the way companies like Baidu and Google are entangled in it all. One way…

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U.S.–China Week: Lew in Beijing, AIIB aftermath, Volvo’s big move, tech and security (2015.03.30)

This week’s U.S.–China news was dominated by economic developments, not all of them friendly. But it’s worth remembering that top U.S. and Chinese diplomats have been deeply engaged together in the nuclear talks with Iran that face a critical juncture this week. Such is the nature of bilateral ties that a very public clash (over the AIIB) can occur just as both governments also face…

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