Jan. 10

No. 150

AMS Weekly Newsletter
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches

zhǐ chǐ tiān yá

Meaning: so close, yet worlds apart

Xi Jinping used this chengyu on his January 2 Taiwan speech, commemorating the speech given 40 years before in 1979. While Xi laid out his case for reunification, he used this chengyu in combination with 一水之隔 to say that despite only being separated by a small body of water, the two sides are still far apart and this issue continues to be a historical wound to the Chinese people.

Original: 一水之隔、咫尺天涯, 两岸迄今尚未完全统一是历史遗留给中华民族的创伤。

USCC Job Opportunities

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has an opening for a 
Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs and for a Congressional Fellow. 
The U.S.-China Commission is a small, legislative branch agency responsible for monitoring, investigating and submitting an annual report to the Congress on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.
The Commission is comprised of 12 members, three of whom are selected by each of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House. The commissioners are supported by policy and administrative staff with extensive backgrounds in trade, economics, weapons proliferation, foreign policy, and U.S.-PRC relations.  Some are fluent or proficient in Chinese (Mandarin), and most have significant prior working and traveling experience in China and Taiwan.
Readers can view these listings here. 
Social Media Watch

WeChatscope is a project from the University of Hong Kong which "aims to make censored articles of WeChat's public accounts in China open access." 

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