May 2,

No. 73

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

In April, China's management of the Internet made headlines once again when Washington stated it amounted to a trade barrier. Recently, Xi Jinping met with Chinese technology chiefs and government officials to address China's future development in cyberspace. Xi outlined a broad set of objectives and general capabilities, such as deterring foreign attacks and infiltration, that Beijing would like to achieve. This week's readings highlight ho
w broad Chinese goals are in this domain and the importance of understanding Chinese policy as a whole before focusing on our narrower slices of interest.
俗语 in Xi Jinping's  Speeches

qiān fāng jìng fā 

On April 26, Xi Jinping gave a speech in Anhui to intellectuals, model workers, and youth representatives about the role of the intellectual in current Chinese society. Naturally, the speech focused on the role of intellectuals in promoting national rejuvenation. It even mentioned that criticism of government is welcome, as long as it "comes from a good starting point."
In this speech Xi used this chengyu to describe a thousand ships at the beginning of a race. 

Original:  "人生在勤,勤则不匮。"幸福不会从天降,美好生活靠劳动创造。全面建成小康社会的奋斗目标,为广大劳动群众指明了光明的未来;全面建成小康社会的历史任务,为广大劳动群众赋予了光荣的使命;全面建成小康社会的伟大征程,为广大劳动群众提供了宝贵的机遇。面对这样一个千帆竞发、百舸争流、有机会干事业、能干成事业的时代,广大劳动群众一定要倍加珍惜、倍加努力。

Video of the Week

Last week, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and took questions for nearly 90 minutes from the attending senators. The hearing is a tour-de-force on the current state of U.S. policy on China and the points of contention in U.S. policy circles. The exchanges in the hearing also illustrate the tradeoffs and dilemmas U.S. policymakers believe they face on China.
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