U.S.–China Week: Xi’s trip to Mar-a-Lago; THAAD in, Park out (2017.03.13)

Welcome to Issue 91 of U.S.–China Week. Coming to you this week from Berkeley, Calif., where I am attending the EastWest Institute’s Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit, this edition is abbreviated due to travel. On the cyberspace theme, I wrote up my “Observations on China’s new international cyberspace cooperation strategy” for Lawfare.

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U.S.–China Week: Yang Jiechi meets Trump, NPC, NK missiles, Huntsman for deputy at State? China’s cyber co-op strategy (2017.03.06)

Welcome to Issue 90 of U.S.–China Week. Thank you to all who wrote in over the last week with extremely helpful feedback on experimental changes to U.S.–China Week. I’m going to keep iterating, and I’ll be writing back to each of you soon. More thoughts are always welcomed. Because I recently led with Pew numbers suggesting U.S. views of China were increasingly unfavorable,…

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U.S.–China Week: Yang Jiechi in U.S., Trump vs. Mnuchin on currency; U.S.–DPRK talks canceled, CFIUS expansion?, SCS (2017.02.27)

Welcome to Issue 89 of U.S.–China Week. Starting this week, you will notice some experimental changes in the formatting and content below. Writing U.S.–China Week is a constant battle between concision and comprehensiveness, and I believe the latter has lately been winning too easily. I welcome your thoughts on these changes and will be experimenting on all of us over the coming weeks, hopefully without…

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China’s ‘New world order’? What Xi Jinping actually said about guiding international affairs

Quartz reported yesterday that Chinese President “Xi Jinping has vowed for the first time that China should take the lead in shaping the ‘new world order.’” While Xi’s speech is worthy of attention, this eye-catching framing of his remarks and some of the online discussion among observers may have gone too far.

Xi spoke at a seminar on national security, and…

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U.S.–China Week: DPRK-U.S. backchannel talks? Tillerson meets Wang Yi, U.S. carrier in SCS, reciprocity, Dalai Lama and UCSD (2017.02.20)

Welcome to Issue 88 of U.S.–China Week. In a Pew survey of U.S. views last month, “65% said China is either an adversary (22%) or a serious problem (43%), while only about a third (31%) said China is not a problem.” China’s unfavorables among U.S. respondents were essentially flat for the last four years (53–55%), but they had risen by 26 percentage points…

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