Welcome to Issue 25 of U.S.–China Week. Last week’s edition included a discussion of reportedly imminent U.S. “freedom of navigation” (FON) operations in the South China Sea. I elaborated that analysis considerably in a piece for The Diplomat. Meanwhile, I am looking forward to spending the first half of November in China, mostly in Beijing. I hope to see many of you there.
As always: Please encourage friends and…
Continue reading U.S.–China Week: IBM and Apple in compliance, No ‘reckless’ force by China, U.S. differs on Australia and Korea, Hacking goes on (2015.10.19)
Today I join a ChinaFile conversation on the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for China, launched by UCSD’s Barry Naughton and Arthur Kroeber of GaveKal Dragonomics, along with Guy de Jonquières. My contribution is here, but the entire discussion is worth a read.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not, contrary to some recent commentary and contrary to Chinese suspicions that Barry Naughton is right to point out have mostly subsided, a “No…
Continue reading TPP: Setting rules and dropping a marker for Chinese reform
Welcome to Issue 23 of U.S.–China Week. You might have thought you could stop talking about President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States. In this issue, you can, but first:
- You might consider five underreported developments I describe at The Diplomat (most prominently, China’s participation in RIMPAC 2016).
- Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to follow up with a trip to China.
- And Huang Renwei has one of the
Continue reading U.S.–China Week: TPP and the China threat, beyond the bilateral, Chinese opinion on U.S., frozen in cyberspace (2015.10.05)
Welcome to Issue 22 of U.S.–China Week. What to make of President Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit and the releases following his meetings with President Barack Obama? To paraphrase Zhou Enlai speaking to Richard Nixon, “It’s too early to say.” Zhou wasfamously misinterpreted as referring to the French Revolution, when he really meant the Parisian convulsions of 1968. While the significance of Xi’s visit is in question, we won’t have to wait decades, or even…
Continue reading U.S.–China Week: Xi’s visit assessed—commercial hacking, climate, military measures, investment (2015.09.28)