June 14,

No. 133

AMS Weekly Newsletter
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
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.
Weekly Readings

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 sugge sts Beijing is happy with the outcome, because of its seemingly indispensable role and the low probability of returning to the American "maximum pressure" regime.

俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches


Meaning: trace back to source or origin

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.

Original:  我讲过"长江病了",而且病得还不轻。治好"长江病",要科学运用中医整体观,追根溯源、诊断病因、找准病根、分类施策、系统治疗。

Job Opportunity 

The 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  here

All application materials are due  July 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Video of the Week

Here* i 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.

*Video link may not work on phones*
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