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This week we focus on Xi's evolving Taiwan policy, two chengyu delivered by Xi during the Third Plenum, and a job opportunity with USCBC.
Since the 19th Party Congress, Xi Jinping has raised the rhetorical heat on Taiwan policy and attempted to reshape cross-strait commercial ties with the 31 measures issued in February. The 2016 presidential election in Taiwan showed Beijing that the Kuomintang was a spent force on the island. Xi also has been attempting to achieve the kind of power of Deng Xiaoping or Mao Zedong, but this requires accomplishment. And that he may not have. Although Taiw
an may not be his first choice as a policy area, Xi cannot be the leader who lost Taiwan. How Xi handles Taiwan policy and applies pressure to Taipei will be one of those issues to watch.
Xi's May 20th speech at the first meeting of the Third Plenum continues to be fertile ground for chengyu mining, so we bring you this double feature. Xi uses these two chengyus together to emphasize how much China has improved due to the efforts of the Chinese people, and how struggle is the source of happiness.
The U.S-China Business Council is hiring a new business advisory services manager in their DC offices. USCBC is seeking someone who can speak and read Chinese.
Interested readers can view the job announcement here.
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