Supporting the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
We know we said the last newsletter would be our last of the year, but we couldn't resist one more abbreviated version. We also didn't want to send you the same old email plea for donations that you are getting from a thousand other organizations this year-end, but if you read this newsletter and appreciate what we do, please show your support by donating at the link at the bottom. 非常感谢！
2015 Hot Words
We are skipping our weekly reading column this week as we know you are already in holiday mode. Instead, here is a nice year-end list of the hot words of the year:
If you don't know what these words mean, then 你就不懂的！
Video of the Week
On December 16th, Xi Jinping delivered an address on Internet sovereignty and freedom at the Wuzhen World Internet Summit. The discordant tones between the substance of the speech and Chinese Internet policy as well as Chinese efforts to shape public opinion online and political values make this a speech worth hearing. The more U.S. technology companies see their futures in the China market, the more important these discordant tones will be.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is looking for an
Economics and Trade Policy Analyst . This is a great opportunity and we encourage you to apply! Make sure to note your AMS membership.
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