July 12,

No. 104

AMS Weekly Newsletter
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
In this week's newsletter we focus on differing perspectives of diplomacy, the origins of meetings, a helpful video series, and our upcoming event at CSIS.
Weekly Readings

Values and diplomacy are two words that often get placed in opposition with one another, and certainly the two have come into conflict in U.S.-China relations. Whether in U.S. or Chinese government circles, policymakers have debated how Beijing and Washington can deal with each other. This week's essays address the question of values and diplomacy from American and Chinese perspectives.

俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches

yī mài xiāng chéng
Meaning: be descended from, or from the same origin
On July 7, Xi Jinping addressed the G20 in Hamburg, Germany. As a nod to China's leadership from the previous meeting, Xi used this chengyu to cleverly frame this meeting as a direct descendent of the Hangzhou one. The themes of this speech were also similar to those expanded upon by Xi in Davos earlier this year.
Original:  面对挑战,杭州峰会提出了二十国集团方案:建设创新、活力、联动、包容的世界经济。汉堡峰会把 " 塑造联动世界 " 作为主题,同杭州峰会一脉相承。

Video of the Week 

Instead of focusing on one documentary or video, we are highlighting the YouTube Channel  Mandarin Corner this week. 

Mandarin Corner offers some good intermediate level content and annotated videos. The above linked HSK vocabulary videos provide helpful contextual sentences for each word.
REMINDER: Upcoming AMS Event

Join us this Friday, July 14 at 4:00 PM EDT at CSIS for a talk in Chinese on the latest developments in healthcare reform in China. 

There has been tremendous progress in healthcare reform in China: increased investment, expanded coverage, technological advances, and the beginnings of a shift from hospital-centered to more patient-focused strategies. But, like in most countries, many challenges remain. Prof. Chou, an expert on healthcare and labor issues in China, will discuss some of the latest developments. Space is limited, so RSVP early.

About Prof. Chou

Dr. Chelsea Chia-chen Chou is Assistant Professor in the Graduate Institute of National Development at National Taiwan University. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Cornell University. She specializes in labor policy, healthcare reform, and the political economy of reform.

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