Issue No. 165  |  Jul. 25, 2019
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
On July 24, China's State Council Information Office released a white paper titled "China's National Defense in the New Era," the first national defense white paper released since 2013.
This Sina article breaks the lengthy white paper down into three keywords: “使命、和平、改革". Xinhua covers six highlights the white paper, along with a brief expert explanation of each. The original text can be read online here and an English translation can be downloaded here.
俗语 from Xi Jinping

Meaning: Universally appreciated; appealing to the masses.

Original: “新中国成立70年来,广大文艺工作者响应党的号召,积极投身社会主义革命和建设、改革开放伟大实践,创作出一批又一批 脍炙人口 的优秀文艺作品,塑造了一批又一批经典艺术形象。” ​​​​
Weekly Readings
These two short articles - one Xinhua opinion piece and one BBC 中文 article - discuss Xinjiang in starkly different ways.
Job Opportunities
There are several exciting job opportunities available now, such as Director of China Programs for Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund (TFKAF); Associate - China Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group; and Correspondent for NPR in Shanghai. View these job openings and more on the AMS website.
This 5-minute video is an excerpt from a press conference ( full text ) held by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 23. This segment of the press conference addresses freedom of speech in Hong Kong.

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