Issue No. 207 | Nov. 19, 2020
Dedicated to the development of the stewards of U.S.-China relations
Weekly Reading
China's market regulator SAMR issued draft anti-monopoly rules (full text) on 11/10 to enhance oversight of giant online service platforms.
“The rules, which sent both stocks tumbling over two frenetic days and sparked a wider selloff in Chinese equities, landed about a week after new restrictions on the finance sector triggered the shock suspension of Ant Group Co.’s $35 billion initial public offering"- Bloomberg.

Why read? While the issues are complex and the regulations long, this is one of the most important areas of domestic technology and economics to keep an eye on. It has implications not only for China, but also for the world. 

俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
xiū qī yǔ gòng

Meaning: solidarity; sharing joys and sorrows

Original: “ 这场疫情再次说明,人类命运休戚与共,各国利益紧密相连,世界是不可分割的命运共同体。"

Source: This quote is from Xi's virtual keynote speech at the APEC CEO Dialogues on November 19: 习近平在亚太经合组织工商领导人对话会上的主旨演讲

Job Opportunity
The China Guys are seeking "fellow China nerds" to apply to their China Watcher Program.

The China Guys "track regulatory, economic, and policy updates within China’s business landscape and present them in digestible bite sized pieces through newsletters and research articles."

The China Watcher Program offers:
  • The chance to put your name on major publications and build a personal portfolio
  • The opportunity to develop specialized China knowledge and refine professional Mandarin skills
  • Access to a network of like-minded China watchers

The program seeks applicants with a background in international relations, political science, journalism, economics, business, or related fields. Strong writing skills are required, and you will be asked to provide a writing sample as part of the application process. This role will require a minimum commitment of 5 hours a week for 3 months.

Chinese Webinar Series
大学沙龙, The Carter Center, Dragon Eagle TV, the China Research Center and the American Mandarin Society are co-hosting a series of online Chinese lectures 《美国面面观》 focusing on different aspects of the United States, including politics, society, diplomacy, civil organizations and race relations.

The next lecture "美国的旧中国贸易:茶叶、鸦片和治外法权,1784-1844" will be held via Zoom this Saturday evening November 21, from 8-10pm (EST).

Dr. Wang Yuanchong (王元崇), associate professor of history at the University of Delaware, will discuss the history of U.S. trade with China from 1784-1844. Register for the webinar here.

Past lectures are available to watch on the Dragon Eagle TV YouTube page:

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