Month: March 2015

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

    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 […]

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

    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. As always: Your comments or quibbles are very much appreciated. Encourage your friends to subscribe to the list. And follow me on Twitter at @gwbstr. AIIB U.S. attempt to undermine China-backed infrastructure bank crumbles […]

  • U.S.–China Week: ‘Two Meetings’ and U.S.–China relations (2015.03.09)

    U.S. “China watchers” have spent the week glued to China’s key annual political gathering, the Two Meetings (两会) of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC). These meetings always offer the opportunity to speculate about Chinese policy intentions, and I offer some preliminary thoughts in the first two items […]

  • U.S.–China Week: The September summit, D.C.’s regional view, tech trouble, trade theatrics (2015.03.02)

    I continue to be grateful for your input. Keep it coming! This is the fourth “beta” edition of the newsletter, and the current plan is to launch more broadly when I het number 10. Remind your friends to subscribe, and remember the newsletter archive appears at Transpacifica! Now, your top five U.S.–China developments this week. U.S. tech […]