Tuesday October 23, 2018

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October 19, 2018 OP-ED: WHY DID XI JINPING VISIT MANCHURIA? [The Diplomat] Manchuria is often a plot point in larger wars and sagas; the region has a history of being used and then abandoned. With this history in mind, Xi’s trip to northeast China takes on new meaning. Read More


 

 

October 18, 2018 OP-ED: NO LONGER WELCOME  [SCMP] Hostility against Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans have been growing in the U.S. under the Trump administration, making many feel unwelcome. Read More

 


 

OCTOBER 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS Featuring: Chinese and American warships nearly collide near Spratly Islands, Vice President Mike Pence gives speech on China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Chinese officials in Beijing, and U.S. officials condemn China’s repression of minorities. Read More

 


 

September 10, 2018 CHINA’S MILITARY MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION Xi Jinping’s aggressive policy of military reformation, reorganization, and modernization is on track to be realized by 2035. While that deadline is still far into the future, changes to China’s military are already apparent. Read More

 


 

SEPTEMBER 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS Featuring: President Trump blames China for lack of progress with North Korea, Russia and China conduct joint military drills, U.S. announces new North Korea sanctions, U.S.-China trade negotiations, and U.S. sanctions China for purchasing Russian military hardware. Read More

 


 

August 31, 2018 OP-ED: WHAT JIMMY CARTER CAN TEACH LEADERS IN THE ERA OF TRUMP [SCMP] Carter is a role model not just for American presidents, but for all leaders, including those in China who focus on their own personal wealth and power. Read More

 


 

August 22, 2018 OP-ED: LESS TRADE BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U.S. MEANS BOTH NATIONS ARE LOSERS [SCMP] Tariffs will hurt both economies without addressing the real causes of their trade imbalance. Worse, by reducing trade, it will exacerbate tensions in other areas of the bilateral relationship. Read More

 


 

AUGUST 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS Featuring: U.S.-China tariffs continue, China successfully tests hypersonic aircraft, Chinese leaders criticized, Tsai Ing-Wen visits U.S., and El Salvador cuts ties with Taiwan. Read More

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July 30, 2018 OP-ED: A NEW COLD WAR? [South China Morning Post] By labeling the relationship a cold war and painting China as America’s biggest threat, attempting to usurp the US position in the world by any means necessary, the US is only heightening the tension and making conflict more likely. Read More

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July 14, 2018 US NAVY SHIPS SAIL THROUGH TAIWAN STRAIT On July 7, amidst trade tensions between China and the U.S., two United States Navy destroyers sailed through the Taiwan Strait, causing ripples of alarm across the South China Sea. Read More

 


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July 12, 2018 EXPLANATION OF U.S.-CHINA TARIFFS Since the beginning of 2018, trade tensions between the U.S. and China have escalated, devolving into what some are calling a trade war. Includes a summary of the tariffs announced and enacted by both the U.S. and China. Read More

 


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JULY 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS  Featuring: Mysterious illness strikes employees at U.S. consulates in China, U.S. and China enact tariffs, blast at U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Facebook’s Chinese subsidiary faces approval issues. Read More

 


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June 25, 2018 OP-ED: A US-CHINA TRADE WAR WILL HARM THE WORLD [China Daily] While supporters of the US tariffs claim they are a reaction to unfair Chinese trade practices, most experts and economists agree the tariffs do not adequately address these specific areas of grievance but instead will spark a trade war that will hurt the US just as much as, if not more than, it does China. Read More

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June 19, 2018 OP-ED: CHINA WILL BECOME A DANGEROUS COMPETITOR IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IF THE US TREATS IT LIKE ONE [South China Morning Post] The US stands to gain from collaborating with China: research opportunities in China for overseas scientists are becoming more appealing than they are in the US due to available funding and access. Read More

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June 11, 2018 OP-ED: AMERICAN QUIETLY STRENGTHENS ITS INFLUENCE OVER TAIWAN [South China Morning Post] The US has been quietly building its influence in Taiwan since Trump’s election. With important trade routes and allies located in the region, Washington has a vested interest in maintaining its presence directly in opposition to Beijing’s. Read More

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JUNE 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS  Featuring: Mysterious illness strikes employees at U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, ZTE makes deal with U.S., U.S.-North Korea Summit, U.S.-China Trade Issues, and U.S. Defense Secretary Meets with Chinese Leaders. Read More

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May 29, 2018 OP-ED: CHINA ‘EXPERTS’ AND U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS [The Diplomat] The lines between advisers and policy decisions seem to be ever more blurred and individuals claiming expertise are crawling out of the woodwork. How is the casual observer of U.S.-China relations supposed to know whose comments and analysis to trust? Read More

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May 20, 2018 OP-ED: WITH AMERICA IN RETREAT AND CHINA ON THE RISE, IS A COLD WAR ON THE WAY? [South China Morning Post] While Trump’s isolationist approach to international relations sets him far apart from Xi, with his ambitious plans to expand China’s reach, the two are strikingly similar in one aspect: their need for power. Read More

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MAY 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS  Featuring: U.S.-China trade issues, the Dominican Republic cuts ties with Taiwan, U.S. accusations of Chinese laser use in Djibouti, China’s military build-up in the South China Sea, U.S.-China, Burkina Faso cuts ties with Taiwan, and preparations for the U.S.-North Korea summit in June. Read More

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April 29, 2018 OP-ED: AFTER MACRON, WHY NOT INVITE XI TO ADDRESS U.S. CONGRESS [South China Morning Post] Speaking before Congress is a uniquely American way to show our regard for a leader. What does it say, then, that a country as large and influential as China has never had one of its paramount leaders address Congress? Read More

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April 20, 2018 OP-ED: WHAT KIND OF COVERAGE ON CHINA EXISTS IN AMERICAN MEDIA? As China becomes a major power in the East, many Americans—and people worldwide—read nothing but negative accounts of a rival trade power, which hurts opportunities for cultural exchange and partnership between two leading powers on the world stage. Read More

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APRIL 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS Featuring: U.S.-China Trade Issues, the Boao Forum, Hainan’s designation as a Free Trade Zone, and preparations for the U.S.-North Korea summit. Read More

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March 28, 2018 PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES TARIFFS TARGETING CHINA Over the past month, President Trump has announced several measures intended to combat the trade imbalance between the U.S. and China. These moves have received criticism both at home and abroad. Read More

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March 18, 2018 OP-ED: THE VATICAN SHOULD WORK WITH BEIJING TO UNIFY CATHOLICS IN CHINA [South China Morning Post] The communist government in China has long been wary of religious groups, due to historical examples of churches as bases for political movements. The authority of the pope, who does not answer to Beijing, heightens the government’s concerns. Read More

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March 9, 2018 CHANGES TO CHINA’S CONSTITUTION On February 25, the Chinese Communist Party proposed the removal of term limits for Chinese presidents and vice-presidents. This would allow President Xi Jinping to continue on as president indefinitely. Read More

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March 8, 2018 OP-ED: XI JINPING’S STRONG LEADERSHIP STYLE HAS ITS RISKS, BUT ALSO ADVANTAGES [South China Morning Post] The announcement that China’s Communist Party intends to drop the term limit on the presidency may come as little surprise to those following Xi Jinping’s rise. The establishment of “Xi Jinping Thought” in the party charter, along with the lack of a successor, are two indications of China’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Read More

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MARCH 2018 U.S.-CHINA NEWS Featuring: Changes to China’s Constitution, U.S.-China Trade Issues, and updates on the proposed U.S.-North Korea summit. Read More

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February 22, 2018 OP-ED: CHINA’S REUNIFICATION DREAM WILL REMAIN OUT OF REACH AS LONG AS TAIWANESE FEEL THEY DON’T BELONG [South China Morning Post] With tense cross-strait relations and provocative moves from the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping is faced with a dilemma: Taiwan does not wish to be part of China, and China’s dreams of reuniting with Taiwan may already be out of reach. Read More

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February 7, 2018 CHINA’S ARCTIC POLICY On January 26, 2017, China released a white paper on its policies in the Arctic at a press conference hosted by the State Council Information Office. This white paper, titled “China’s Arctic Policy,” solidified China’s intentions to expand its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative into the Arctic. Read More

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February 1, 2018 OP-ED: WAS TRUMP’S STATE-OF-THE-UNION SPEECH HIS 2020 CAMPAIGN AUDITION? [South China Morning Post] Chi Wang says U.S. President Donald Trump’s state-of-the-union speech was a masterfully crafted attempt to unify the nation, by couching controversies in patriotism and casting his personal vision of America as the national dream. Read More

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January 27, 2018 OP-ED: OVERSEAS CHINESE CONTRIBUTED TO CHINA’S DEVELOPMENT BEFORE – AND CAN DO SO AGAIN [South China Morning Post] Chi Wang says generations of overseas Chinese supported each other and the country during tough times, and this is something the younger generation – and President Xi Jinping – should remember amid calls for ‘national rejuvenation.’ Read More

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January 14, 2018 OP-ED: AS CHINA GROWS STRONGER, CAN A DIVIDED AMERICA FIND THE LEADER IT BADLY NEEDS? [South China Morning Post] Social and political divisions have become polarizing, and nasty rhetoric and criticism is evident in media across the country, including social media. If America doesn’t trust itself, how can anyone else? Read More

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January 10, 2018 ASIAN AMERICANS TO SHINE AT WINTER OLYMPICS The Olympics have always been a time of peace and friendly cooperation. In an era of tense international relations, perhaps people worldwide can look to the examples of athletes and their families who are bridging cultural divides. Read More

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January 4, 2018 OP-ED: WHY JIMMY CARTER SHOULD BE TRUMP’S MESSENGER OF PEACE ON NORTH KOREA [South China Morning Post] With tensions only escalating, and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ­repeatedly engaging in a battle of words, it’s time to re-evaluate the way we look at and approach North Korea. Read More

 

 

 

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