Welcome to issue 44 of U.S.–China Week.
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U.S. military gains access to five Philippine sites; Chinese Coast Guard in Indonesian ‘incursion’
The United States and the Philippines reached an…
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Welcome to issue 43 of U.S.–China Week. At Foreign Affairs, I offer my early assessment of the Obama administration’s policy toward Asia. I argue that the “rebalance” of attention to the Asia-Pacific has been successful, but that there is more to be done to develop U.S. policy toward China and the region. Obama’s remaining months and the transition to a new president are an opportunity to develop an approach to the region based…
Continue reading U.S.–China Week: A U.S. encirclement policy or mangled signaling? ZTE among targets of U.S. trade actions (2016.03.07)
Welcome to issue 42 of U.S.–China Week. I’d like to say that a trip to Beijing has spared me from conversations about the U.S. election, but that has not been the case. Friends here, Chinese and international, have been watching the Republican contest and are trying to understand what a Donald Trump candidacy or presidency might mean. Everyone I have spoken to was shocked by former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman’s
Continue reading U.S.–China Week: Korea sanctions deal, PACOM’s ‘bad cop’?, CFIUS in context, Kurt Campbell’s Pekingology (2016.02.29)
Welcome to issue 41 of U.S.–China Week. I’m publishing from Beijing this week, one day late because of transit. Publishing may be off the usual rhythm next week as well.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi begins a three-day visit to the United States today, likely in part to prepare for President Xi Jinping’s reported visit to Washington for the Nuclear Security Summit at the end of March. (The two governmentscommitted in…
Continue reading U.S.–China Week (2016.02.23)
Welcome to the special first anniversary edition of U.S.–China Week.
One year ago this week, I sent out the first “beta” issue of U.S.–China Week to 10 friends and colleagues. Today, after 49 issues and only three weeks off all year, this issue goes out to more than 800 subscribers. You are diplomats and journalists, scholars and defense professionals, think tankers and businesspeople. About three-quarters are from the United States and…
Continue reading U.S.–China Week: First Anniversary Edition (2016.02.15)