March 8,

No. 71

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

The "Two Meetings" (两会) are upon us, and the delegates of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress are swarming Beijing. The Wall Street Journal's China Realtime Report has handily provided the Chinese- and English-language versions of the Report on the Work of the Government delivered by Premier Li Keqiang. As we say here at AMS, go to the documents!

China NPC 2016: The Reports

Also, make sure to read Xi's speech referenced in the 成语 section below. 
俗语 in Xi Jinping's  Speeches

yī yè zhàng mù,bù jiàn tài shān
Meaning: to have trivial details block out what is important (similar to missing the forest for the trees) 
Xi Jinping gave an important speech on March 4 about the future path of economic development in China, especially with regards to the relationship between private and public enterprises and the new 所有制 model. The speech should be read in full, and can be found at the link below. We found the sentence that followed this chengyu particularly interesting. Black cat / white cat redux? Pragmatism triumphing over ideology?  

Original: 当然,公有制经济也好,非公有制经济也好,在发展过程中都有一些矛盾和问题,也面临着一些困难和挑战,需要我们一起来想办法解决。但是,不能一叶障目、不见泰山,攻其一点、不及其余。任何想把公有制经济否定掉或者想把非公有制经济否定掉的观点,都是不符合最广大人民根本利益的,都是不符合我国改革发展要求的,因此也都是错误的。 

Video of the Week

Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister visited Washington, DC, and, in between official meetings, delivered a talk at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Minister Wang delivered an eloquent statement about Chinese foreign policy, Beijing's foreign and domestic objectives, and the sources of Chinese power. It is as clear a statement from the Chinese perspective as anyone is likely to find and, therefore, worth the viewing (or

Jobs of the Week
Speaking of CSIS, there are two excellent job openings there. Make sure to mention that you are a member of AMS!

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