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This week we examine Chinese impressions from the U.S.-DPRK summit, a chengyu delivered by Xi Jinping on June 13, a job opportunity with USCC, and a video detailing policy changes from the 19th Party Congress' Third Plenum.
This week U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un were in Singapore. It may well be too soon to judge the outcomes, but assessments continue to spill out. Authoritative Chinese media statements are few, but a few interesting ideas are slowly percolating out. U.S. commentators are grim, but most analysis appears tainted by prejudice either for or against this administration. Instead, we recommend reading the statements. The Chinese commentary suggests Beijing is happy with the outcome, because of its seemingly indispensable role and the low probability of returning to the American "maximum pressure" regime.
On June 13, Xi Jinping made a speech at the "Deeply Promote Yangtze River Economic Belt Forum" in Wuhan. This is part of an effort to further develop the Yangtze Delta region into a policy-coordinated cluster that can compete with the Pearl River Delta and the Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin area. He used this chengyu as part of a Chinese medicine analogy for how to address the massive ecological problems in the region and river.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) is seeking a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade Team. The individual will be part of a group of analysts responsible for monitoring developments in economics and trade pertaining to China, Taiwan, and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as writing research papers and portions of the Commission's Annual Report to Congress.
If you might be interested or know someone who would, more information about responsibilities, qualification requirements, and how to apply can be found
All application materials are due
July 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Video of the Week
s a 15-minute video from CCTV explaining the changes after the 19th Party Congress' Third Plenum by using a case study of emergency management. It is a useful and interesting way to look at the reasoning behind some of these broader changes.
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