Issue No. 223 | Jul. 9, 2021
Strengthening American capacity for effective engagement
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
rén rén zhì shì

Meaning: people with lofty ideals; noble-minded; gentleman aspiring to benevolence

Original: 为了拯救民族危亡,中国人民奋起反抗,仁人志士奔走呐喊,太平天国运动、戊戌变法、义和团运动、辛亥革命接连而起,各种救国方案轮番出台,但都以失败而告终。

Translation: To save the nation from peril, the Chinese people put up a courageous fight. As noble-minded patriots sought to pull the nation together, the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Movement, the Reform Movement of 1898, the Yihetuan Movement, and the Revolution of 1911 rose one after the other, and a variety of plans were devised to ensure national survival, but all of these ended in failure (Nikkei Asia).

On July 6, 2021 Xi Jinping delivered a keynote address at the CPC and World Political Parties Summit.

The purpose of this virtual summit, according to Guo Yezhou (郭业洲), vice minister of the International Department, was to help the international community "更快地适应中国的崛起" and for Beijing to gain more "理解、支持和陪伴".

In the speech, Xi urged political parties worldwide to oppose any country that engages in "technology blockades" ( 技术封锁). There are some key messages here that you can expect to hear repeated and emphasized over coming months.

IPO Crackdown
This short, recent opinion piece on 环球网 gives a clear take on Beijing's motivations regarding its crackdown on Didi, IPOs, and other internet companies.

Credit goes to @kendraschaefer for sharing this article and translating the key quotes in her thread:

"Tech companies have been in an era of "barbaric growth": "The so-called end of the barbaric era means that in addition to laying down systematic rules, the rules needs to be truly implemented to maintain healthy [market] order."
Job Opportunity
The US Chamber of Commerce China Center is seeking a Programs and Research Assistant.

This position works with the China team to develop and execute programs and events, conduct research, help write daily reports on relevant news and policy developments and provide general administrative and logistical support.

Paid Internship
The Department of Defense is now accepting applications for student interns in Foreign Affairs. Application opening & closing dates: July 9 - July 13, 2021.
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