U.S.–China Week Issue 1: Two Chinese views on South China Sea, tech & trade tides, Paulson’s plunge, rhetorical battlegrounds (2015.04.20)

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Welcome to the inaugural full edition of U.S.–China Week, a news and analysis brief written by me, Graham Webster. This week builds on 10 weeks of “beta” efforts and comments from more than a dozen early readers. Though it will continue to evolve, the basic format of five entries featuring summary and analysis seems to be working well. I will continue to be grateful for your comments, quibbles, and suggestions, which you can…

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U.S.–China Week: Hillary Clinton on China, Obama on China at sea, ‘Great Cannon,’ long arm of Chinese law (2015.04.13)

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A special note: From Washington, D.C., this week, this is the ninth and last “beta” edition of U.S.–China Week before a wider launch next week. My sincere thanks go to all who have read these early issues and especially to those who have sent me valuable feedback. Still, your comments or quibbles are very much appreciated. Encourage your friends to subscribe to the list. Follow me on Twitter at @gwbstr.…

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U.S.–China Week: New cyber contests, naval nerves, Iran progress, the U.S. TPP plan (2015.04.06)

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There is a lot to discuss on cybersecurity this week—so much, in fact, that I won’t be able to do all the news justice. The first two items in this issue, however, cover very significant new developments in the way both the U.S. and Chinese governments are treating the Internet, and the way companies like Baidu and Google are entangled in it all. One way to look at the news is that both…

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U.S.–China Week: Lew in Beijing, AIIB aftermath, Volvo’s big move, tech and security (2015.03.30)

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This week’s U.S.–China news was dominated by economic developments, not all of them friendly. But it’s worth remembering that top U.S. and Chinese diplomats have been deeply engaged together in the nuclear talks with Iran that face a critical juncture this week. Such is the nature of bilateral ties that a very public clash (over the AIIB) can occur just as both governments also face common challenges (such as nonproliferation).

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U.S.–China Week: AIIB, missile defense, SCS, Wang Qishan (2015.03.23)

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U.S.–China Week returns today after week off, and there was no shortage of news while I was away, so let’s get to it.

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U.S. attempt to undermine China-backed infrastructure bank crumbles spectacularly

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