U.S.–China Week: Trump and Abe, Obama and Xi, Scarborough fishing deal, Wuzhen (2016.11.21)

Welcome to issue 78 of U.S.–China Week. So much material this week that the analysis will be thinner. Please note that publishing may be irregular in the coming several weeks as the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and a busy travel schedule approach.

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U.S.–China Week: Trump staffing, first contacts, early uncertainty, Cybersecurity Law (2016.11.14)

Welcome to issue 77 of U.S.–China Week. A week ago, I argued that “a Donald Trump win would at minimum drastically raise uncertainty in the U.S.–China relationship and could easily throw it into economic and security crisis as a consequence of that uncertainty.” (I also predicted “some level of economic turmoil … immediately upon a Trump win.” Instant accountability: Turmoil has in fact been very…

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U.S.–China Week: Hillary Clinton for a strong U.S.–China relationship (2016.11.07)

Welcome to issue 76 of U.S.–China Week.

Since its inception, I have strictly limited the subject matter of U.S.–China Week to bilateral and regional affairs, not the domestic politics of China or the United States. Accordingly, coverage of the U.S. election has been occasional and restricted to the candidates’ attitudes and likely approaches to policy regarding China and the Asia-Pacific region. Undeniably, however,…

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U.S.–China Week: Nuke-free Korea ‘lost cause’? Philippine fishing at Scarborough, German scrutiny of Chinese semiconductor deal (2016.10.31)

Welcome to issue 75 of U.S.–China Week. Although I don’t generally cover Chinese domestic politics here, last week’s Sixth Plenum is obviously worthy of attention and has received it in the United States most prominently for identifying President Xi Jinping as the “core” of the Communist Party leadership. Here is a quick read on what China Daily wants to get across. …

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U.S.–China Week: New ‘FON’ op.; Duterte’s ‘separation’ from U.S.? (2016.10.24)

Welcome to issue 74 of U.S.–China Week. The big event in Chinese politics this week is the 6th Plenum, on intra-Party issues. China Daily has a jolly-looking diagram of some basics on that meeting. Speculation has focused on a call to raise President Xi Jinping’s status and/or raise the retirement age for top leaders. Meanwhile, on U.S.…

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