U.S.–China Week: China’s stock crisis and U.S. skepticism, new Obama Asia officials, a vision for maritime settlements (Issue 13, 2015.07.13)

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Welcome to Issue 13 of U.S.–China Week. Today, the first item is a short commentary, as promised last week, on the implications for U.S.–China relations of China’s recent stock market chaos. The remainder of this edition is abbreviated to keep this “analysis brief” true to form.

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U.S.–China Week: National Security Law, Clinton on China, the Shinzo Abe factor (Issue 12, 2015.07.06)

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Welcome to Issue 12 of U.S.–China Week. Every market watcher is a China watcher this week as the Chinese government faces the daunting challenge of countering a stock market dive. The events of the coming days will have broad significance, and I expect to cover U.S.–China relations implications next week. This week’s edition, however, focuses primarily on national security issues.

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U.S.–China Week: Five S&ED developments to watch (Issue 11, 2015.06.30)

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Issue 11 of U.S.–China Week is an abbreviated edition. Instead of five diverse developments, I want to highlight five developments from last week’s U.S.–China Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) that have received minimal attention but deserve attention. Regularly scheduled programming returns next week.

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U.S.–China Week (Issue 10, 2015.06.22)

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Welcome to Issue 10 of U.S.–China Week, just in time for the U.S.–China Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) meetings this week in Washington. More on that below, but first:

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Personnel hack calls not for sanctions, but stronger and ‘active’ defense

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My latest piece for Nikkei Asian Review builds on last week’s U.S.–China Week and argues that sanctions are not the answer for the Obama administration as it weighs a response the hacking of U.S. government personnel data, allegedly by the Chinese government. Read the whole piece, but here are some highlights:

Given that primary defense has failed, however, widespread calls for retaliation are not surprising. One option is sanctions. In April, President Barack Obama…

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