U.S.–China Week: Spicer’s SCS red line? Foxconn eyes U.S. factory, digital trade barriers, currency manipulation (2017.01.30)

Welcome to Issue 85 of U.S.–China Week, and happy Lunar New Year! This is not the forum to discuss the widespread political turmoil following President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration, but amidst the controversy, one little-discussed measure in that order could have implications in for U.S.–China relations. The order calls for the secretary of state to review visa reciprocity agreements “to…

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U.S.–China Week: Trump takes power, Chinese reaction cautious, U.S. policy in question, cyber-incident hotline in use (2017.01.23)

Welcome to Issue 84 of U.S.–China Week. Donald Trump is president of the United States. In his first major policy action that bears directly on U.S.–Asia relations, Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, widely regarded as the economic crux of the Obama administration’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific.

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U.S.–China Week: Trump personnel and China ties, Tsai Ing-wen in U.S., THAAD (2017.01.17)

It’s been almost a month since the previous edition, so there is no way to cover everything. Below I provide a healthy crop of links and some summaries, but this is a good time to note that the daily e-mail newsletter from SupChina (sign up here) has emerged as a great resource for China news junkies and U.S.–China relations followers. Bill Bishop’s…

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U.S.–China Week: China seizes U.S. ‘glider,’ Obama on ‘one China,’ ‘militarization’ in the Spratlys, leadership without dominance (2016.12.19)

Welcome to issue 82 of U.S.–China Week. This will be the last edition for 2016. Publishing will resume as normal on January 17, the Tuesday following the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Best wishes to everyone for a happy new year.

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U.S.–China Week: ‘One-China,’ Yang Jiechi and Flynn, Amb. Branstad, WTO, China’s military signaling, cybercrime meeting, oh my (2016.12.12)

Welcome to issue 81 of U.S.–China Week. Coming to you this week from Beijing, allow me to open with what in normal days would have been a banner headline here: The U.S. president-elect has announced his intended new ambassador to China, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Official Chinese media (eg. here) greeted the news by referring to Branstad, who first met President Xi…

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