U.S.–China Week: S&ED and Shangri-La highlights, BIT moves (2016.06.07)

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Welcome to issue 55 of U.S.–China Week, once again from Beijing. The Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and related meetings continue today, but this edition was already delayed due to travel, and there are already enough highlights to recount, in addition to reviewing some of the key events from the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. With a lively schedule here in Beijing this week, you might note that in this case, I would have…

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U.S.–China Week (2016.05.31)

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Welcome to issue 54 of U.S.–China Week, coming to you from Honolulu, where I have already gained a great deal of insight from conversations with members of the large and diverse community of Asia-Pacific policy professionals based here. As advertised, this edition is slightly off-schedule due to a combination of travel and the Memorial Day holiday in the United States. I will still be on the road (in Beijing) in a week, but I expect to return…

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U.S.–China Week: Vietnam arms, ‘unsafe’ fighter encounter, BIT prospects, new reviews of U.S. tech in China (2016.05.23)

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Welcome to issue 53 of U.S.–China Week, coming to you today from the Yale Center Beijing—among other things, a refuge with great connectivity and quite a view. For observers in Beijing and Washington, the most anticipated news this week was the inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen as president in Taiwan and what she would say in her inaugural address. Without going into detail, Tsai’s speech appeared to strike a balance in handling key wording…

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U.S.–China Week: Sticking with ‘innocent passage,’ cyberspace norm ‘experts group,’ state firms claim ‘immunity’ (2016.05.16)

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ABOARD UNITED FLIGHT 89, above northeastern Canada* — Welcome to issue 52 of U.S.–China Week. Publishing today on my way to Beijing, this edition primarily addresses the most recent U.S. freedom of navigation (FON) operation in the South China Sea and the regional reaction. I will be traveling non-stop for the next three weeks, so the next few editions may arrive on a modified schedule. Aside from Beijing, in about two weeks I will be visiting with East…

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U.S.–China Week: Red line at Scarborough? Selling TPP to beat China, PACOM’s communicator (2016.05.09)

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[NOTE: If you’ve arrived here looking for Issue 53 (May 23, 2016), my apologies! Please click here.]

Welcome to issue 51 of U.S.–China Week. For a day at least, the attention of U.S.–China relations watchers is diverted to the Philippines, where early reports suggest today’s presidential election will result in a win for Rodrigo Duterte, who has attracted attention for impolitic statements and a stated intention to break with the…

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