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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U.S.–China Week: ‘Having it both ways’ on UNCLOS; steel dispute; FBI ‘optimistic’ on cybercrime (2016.05.02)

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Welcome to issue 50 of U.S.–China Week. The U.S. government announced that this year’s U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and associated meetings are to be held in Beijing in early June.

Meanwhile, after China passed its new law regulating foreign NGOs as expected, a White House spokesperson said “the United States is deeply concerned” and declared “that a vibrant civil society is a cornerstone of stability and prosperity.” Analysts who…

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U.S.–China Week: NGO law moving, Scarborough reclamation? New U.S. spy cases, Fontaine and Rapp-Hooper on world order (2016.04.25)

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Welcome to issue 49 of U.S.–China Week. As always: Please encourage friends and colleagues to subscribe to U.S.–China Week. Here is the web version of this issue, ideal for sharing on social media. And please send your comments, quibbles, and suggestions to mail@gwbstr.com.

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‘Foreign NGO’ law changed substantially as passage seen likely this week; reported changes leave much uncertain

The Standing Committee of China’s…

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U.S.–China Week: Tit-for-tat posturing, Kerry and Carter on ‘the’ order, hacking declines?, resolve and deterrence (2016.04.18)

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Welcome to issue 48 of U.S.–China Week. There are two notes of clarification from last issue. First, this year was not, as many reported, the first time the U.S. government had included Chinese censorship in a list of trade barriers—though it was the first time since 2013. This Reuters story reporting a Chinese denial includes that point. Second, last week’s mention of a U.S. Navy officer accused of espionage included language saying…

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