Month: June 2018

  • Trading tariff threats; Will Mattis find linkage in Beijing? (2018.06.25)

    Welcome to Transpacifica Issue 6. This issue focuses on U.S.-China exchanges of threats and statements on trade and investment restrictions. Although the Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore was one of the most important events in U.S.–China relations in recent years, I’m going to leave it aside because I have little to add, for instance, to comments […]

  • Tick-tock to tariff targets; ZTE reprieve; Beijing gathering (2018.06.11)

    Welcome to Transpacifica Issue 5, and greetings from Beijing. Tomorrow in Beijing: Last issue I mentioned a potential get-together here for folks interested in China, technology policy, and U.S.–China relations. We’ll indeed have an informal happy hour Tuesday from 6–8 p.m. in the Sanlitun area. Please write me so I can gauge numbers, and I’ll send the location. Also […]