Month: February 2016

  • U.S.–China Week: Korea sanctions deal, PACOM’s ‘bad cop’?, CFIUS in context, Kurt Campbell’s Pekingology (2016.02.29)

    Welcome to issue 42 of U.S.–China Week. I’d like to say that a trip to Beijing has spared me from conversations about the U.S. election, but that has not been the case. Friends here, Chinese and international, have been watching the Republican contest and are trying to understand what a Donald Trump candidacy or presidency might […]

  • U.S.–China Week (2016.02.23)

    Welcome to issue 41 of U.S.–China Week. I’m publishing from Beijing this week, one day late because of transit. Publishing may be off the usual rhythm next week as well. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi begins a three-day visit to the United States today, likely in part to prepare for President Xi Jinping’s reported visit to […]

  • U.S.–China Week: First Anniversary Edition (2016.02.15)

    Welcome to the special first anniversary edition of U.S.–China Week. One year ago this week, I sent out the first “beta” issue of U.S.–China Week to 10 friends and colleagues. Today, after 49 issues and only three weeks off all year, this issue goes out to more than 800 subscribers. You are diplomats and journalists, […]

  • U.S.–China Week: North Korea, a key ‘defector,’ ivory’s uncertain progress, internal affairs and detention, what FON? (2016.02.08)

    Welcome to Issue 39 of U.S.–China Week, and Monkey’s Greetings to all those celebrating the Lunar New Year. 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 [email protected]. NORTH […]

  • U.S. diplomat wrestles with whether China’s commitments on ivory have made a difference

    Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield and USAID Associate Administrator Eric Postel answered questions in a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on wildlife trafficking. The witnesses’ comments on working with China on ivory issues highlight the uncertainty about whether agreements like the joint commitment on ivory announced in September produce results. Brownfield portrays Chinese efforts as […]