U.S.–China Week: Nuke-free Korea ‘lost cause’? Philippine fishing at Scarborough, German scrutiny of Chinese semiconductor deal (2016.10.31)

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Welcome to issue 75 of U.S.–China Week. Although I don’t generally cover Chinese domestic politics here, last week’s Sixth Plenum is obviously worthy of attention and has received it in the United States most prominently for identifying President Xi Jinping as the “core” of the Communist Party leadership. Here is a quick read on what China Daily wants to get across. Among the best concise commentary are two contrasting reads: CSIS’ Christopher…

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U.S.–China Week: New ‘FON’ op.; Duterte’s ‘separation’ from U.S.? (2016.10.24)

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Welcome to issue 74 of U.S.–China Week. The big event in Chinese politics this week is the 6th Plenum, on intra-Party issues. China Daily has a jolly-looking diagram of some basics on that meeting. Speculation has focused on a call to raise President Xi Jinping’s status and/or raise the retirement age for top leaders. Meanwhile, on U.S. policy toward Asia, subscribers may be interested in

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U.S.–China Week: Duterte’s China trip, Dueling ‘inclusives’, Quiet FONOPs? AI and ‘independent innovation’ (2016.10.17)

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Welcome to issue 73 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. You can also find U.S.–China Week on Mediumand on Facebook, and you can follow me on Twitter at @gwbstr. And please send your comments, quibbles, and suggestions to mail@gwbstr.com.

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U.S.–China Week: Chinese money in Hollywood, polling China on the U.S., adjusting to Duterte’s Philippines (2016.10.10)

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Welcome to issue 72 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. You can also find U.S.–China Week on Mediumand on Facebook, and you can follow me on Twitter at @gwbstr. And please send your comments, quibbles, and suggestions to

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U.S.–China Week: Cyberspace diplomacy, Carter on rebalance phase 3, Chinese warnings on THAAD and Japan-U.S. maneuvers (2016.10.03)

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Welcome to issue 71 of U.S.–China Week. I hope everyone in China is enjoying the National Day holiday. Continuing my occasional series highlighting other resources out there on U.S.–China relations, this week I recommend readers don’t miss the latest issue of the ChinaPower podcast from CSIS. This edition features a detailed and revealing conversation about Obama-era China policy with Evan Medeiros, who served in the White House from the beginning and stepped…

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