Date: March 31 - April 7, 2021
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The task [for the US] today…is both clear and straightforward. It is to compete with China without rivalry, to treat Beijing as an adversary bent on our destruction without regarding it as an enemy, to mobilize against the greatest-ever threat to America’s existence while keeping the proper sense of proportion, and to embrace cooperation while carefully avoiding, for lack of a better term, cooperation.
What scholars say and even Central Party School professors say in private can be very different from the Make China Great Again policies General Secretary Xi Jinping — the man whose published speeches are now Chinese Communist Party scriptures — can be very different from the Party canon. How much this matters now and over time we’ll have to wait and see. Meanwhile Chinese scholarly perspectives on Chinese history are very instructive, both for their factual and analytical value, but also for the range of opinions that can be expressed by scholars. In my work in China, I often found views and facts buried deep in thick books or in obscure articles helpful apparently because there is more freedom of expression where the censors did not care to go or are too lazy to go.
Australia-China Relations: The Great Debate (Jane Golley):
[Our analysis suggest that from 2013 to 2018], deteriorating political relations [between Australia and China] did have a significant and lasting negative impact on Australia's export growth of energy and minerals...while there seems to be trade resilience to political shocks in the aggregate, there is some indication that this resilience has started breaking down in recent years.
Surviving the crackdown in Xinjiang (Raffi Khatchadourian):
As mass detentions and surveillance dominate the lives of China’s Uyghurs and Kazakhs, a woman struggles to free herself.
[T]o be in any way effective, the sanctioned have to believe that changes to their behaviour will lead to some improvement in relations. There’s little chance of Beijing forming this view, given the state of Sino-western relations…sanctions only escalate tensions, and give politicians an opportunity to posture…The stalemate surrounding Xinjiang calls for ambitious thinking. If the west is capable of launching a global war on terror, why should it not be able to organise a similarly global campaign to undo the damage that war has done? This is what we should be calling on our politicians to lead, and they should be pressing China to join it.
How China Lends: A Rare Look into 100 Debt Contracts with Foreign (Anna Gelpern, Sebastian Horn, Scott Morris, Brad Parks, Christoph Trebesch):
How China Lends finds that Chinese state-owned banks are muscular, commercially savvy lenders that use contracts to position themselves as “preferred creditors,” seeking repayment ahead of other commercial and official lenders. They often do so by asking borrowers for an informal source of collateral and prohibiting borrowers from restructuring their Chinese debts in coordination with other creditors.
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Reading the China Dream:
China Media Project:
Pew Research Center:
- Pressing China on human rights – even if it hurts economic relations – has Americans’ bipartisan support
War on the Rocks:
- China’s Shifting Attitude on the Indo-Pacific Quad
- Busting Myths About China
- The Longest Telegram: A Visionary Blueprint for the Comprehensive Grand Strategy Against China We Need
- China’s Shrinking Families
- China’s Unrestricted War on India
- China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea
- A joint WHO-China study of covid-19’s origins leaves much unclear
- China wants to make its Christians more Chinese
- China is betting that the West is in irreversible decline
- Chinese firms — and African labor — are building Africa’s infrastructure
- Western nations sanctioned China. Chinese media made the most of the criticism over Xinjiang.
- China and Iran announced a new economic and security partnership. That’s not as alarming as it sounds.
- With Xinjiang cotton, Beijing is taking on the world
- Closer Taiwan-US ties are stabilising the region, not the opposite
- Washington risks an unsustainable climate policy
East Asia Forum:
- What carbon neutrality means for the future of coal in China
- Digital currencies are the future in Asia
- What Southeast Asia wants from the Biden presidency
- Why South Korea is balking at the Quad
- Tibetans in exile facing new challenges
- Practical policy proposals to protect Taiwan
- China’s disinformation on Xinjiang is political warfare, not diplomacy
China Digital Times:
- Propaganda Films Attempt to Cloak Xinjiang in Disinformation
- In U.S. and China, Competition Rhetoric Meets Inequality Concerns
- Translation: Wei Zhou on “Empathy for Authority”
- Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy,” Six Others, Convicted of Illegal Assembly
- Translation: After H&M Incident, Netizens Reflect on the Meaning of Patriotism
- BBC Reporter Moves to Taiwan After Harassment in China
- China’s foreign brands boycott has pushed up the resale price of Chinese sneakers
- Vaccines are the hottest new way to establish global influence
- Two China-Africa experts on the stereotypes they’re surprised to still be unpacking
- H&M’s latest statement on Xinjiang cotton is very careful not to mention Xinjiang
- With a Google spreadsheet, a web sleuth tracks the comments that get people jailed in China
- Rare earths mining is taking center stage in Greenland’s snap election
Politico China Watcher:
Politico China Direct:
Protocol | China:
The Wire China:
- China’s Gone Fishing
- Maria Repnikova on How China Tells its Story
- Boxed in on China
- The Climate Crusaders
- The SPAC Craze Reaches China
- A Moonshot Dynamic
- Zhang Zhixin: A tragedy of the Cultural Revolution
- Washington and Beijing inch forward on climate talks, even as Biden pitches green investments to ‘out-compete’ China
- Is the ‘strictest plastic ban in history’ working in China?
- Hanford’s China Alley: A historic Chinatown in rural America
- The Philippines is fed up with China’s ‘maritime militia’
- Homegrown movie ‘Sister’ dominates box office by shining rare light on male preference in Chinese families
- China is the world’s next video game streaming hub
- Lin Huiyin fought to preserve Old Beijing, and much more
- Zheng Haixia becomes first Chinese player inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame
- Qingtuan, a traditional Chinese holiday food, gets a modern makeover
- How will Facebook deal with Beijing’s propaganda on Xinjiang?
- China’s upstart phone giant Xiaomi enters electric car business — but will the Mi-mobile go?
- Attention-loving Chinese coconut milk brand faces investigation over job ad featuring outlandish promises
- ‘Nina Wu’ is a psychological thriller about exploitation in film
- China’s overseas loans actually do have strings attached, study finds
- Telling a Chengdu man to stop smoking around you can be life-threatening
- The end of NYC’s Chinese banquet halls
- After inconclusive WHO report, China says next step of COVID origins search should include U.S. military lab
- Genki Forest is a Chinese health tech beverage startup that is growing faster than Alibaba
- New-energy vehicles: Toyota invests in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture with Beijing SinoHytec
- Xiaomi launches electric car division, and a new logo that looks exactly like its old logo
- The monk who believed Buddhism could save China
Congressional Research Service:
- U.S. Capital Markets and China: Issues for Congress
- Revoking Hong Kong’s Preferential Trade Status: Legal Framework and Implications
- Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 117th Congress
European Council on Foreign Relations:
Center for Strategic and International Studies:
- Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain
- The Return of the Quad: Will Russia and China Form Their Own Bloc?
- Space Threat Assessment 2021
Center for Advanced China Research:
- Defense cooperation – Foreign correspondents – Rare earths
- Xi speech: China is staying the course on its innovation drive
- Xi speech on innovation - Five-Year Plan - Foreign R&D investment
- CAI – looking beyond market openings
- Radosław Sikorski on EU’s sanctions row with China and the transatlantic partnership
- CAI - Sanctions - EU Digital Compass
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission:
- Timeline of Executive Actions on China (2017–2021)
- China’s Healthcare System: Addressing Capacity Shortfalls before and after COVID-19
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:
- China’s Improvised Mask Diplomacy in Chile
- The Encryption Debate in China: 2021 Update
- Is Democratic Opposition to China’s Repression in Xinjiang Getting Stronger?
Center for Security and Emerging Technology:
Center for New American Security:
Chicago Council on Global Affairs:
- South Koreans See China as More Threat than Partner, But Not the Most Critical Threat Facing the Country
- American Public Divided on Cooperating with, Confronting China
- UK sets its sights eastward
- After Covid, the city’s rebirth
- Indo-pacific: Charting a course through turbulent waters
- China: Beating Beijing’s censors
Australia-China Relations Institute:
Observer Research Foundation:
- China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India
- A damning revelation of how Beijing weaponizes aid
- The Arrival Of Global Politics: Navigating A Multi-Perspective World Order
- Quantum communications: ISRO makes progress, but China is ahead
- Vaccine nationalism and the India–China race for neighbourhood diplomacy
- Sri Lanka’s rejection of the UNHRC resolution: A shift towards China?
- China inks a strategic gambit with Iran in West Asia
- China’s surge in non-communicable diseases may limit its progress in SDG 3 on good health and well-being
- China’s retail nationalism
- The US is worried about its critical minerals supply chains – essential for electric vehicles, wind power and the nation’s defense
- The WHO report into the origin of the coronavirus is out. Here’s what happens next, says the Australian doctor who went to China
- Taiwan Will Fight ‘to the Very Last Day’ If China Attacks
- Yes, China Has the World’s Largest Navy. That Matters Less Than You Might Think.
- 2022 Watch: Chen Yixin Likely to Become China’s Internal Security Commissar
- Would Access to Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base Really Benefit China?
- A First-Hand View of 70 Years of China-US Relations
- Is the China-Japan Thaw Over?
- The China Plan: Transatlantic Blueprint for Strategic Competition
- The Challenges of US China Policy
- China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment
- How Will China’s Sovereign Digital Currency Affect Fintech?
- South Korea Talks With China, Japan, and US in Flurry of Diplomacy
- The Politics of South Korea’s ‘China Threat’
- China’s Maritime Militia at Whitsun Reef: Trouble in the South China Sea
- Chinese Alien-Hunting Telescope Now Open to Foreign Scientists
- China Is Changing Serbia From the Inside
- Growing Duality: Polish Opinions on China and Why They Matter
- China Backs ASEAN Push for Talks on Myanmar Crisis
- Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs
- China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up
- US Ambassador Makes First Visit to Taiwan in More Than 40 Years
- WHO’s COVID-19 Origin Report Leaves Everyone Unsatisfied
- China-US Relations: Views From China
- What a Change in China’s Officer Rank and Grade System Tells Us About PLA Reform
- Despite Sanctions Tiff, It’s Business as Usual for European Firms in China
- Beijing to Host Foreign Ministers from 4 Southeast Asian Nations
- Less Democracy, More ‘Patriots’: Hong Kong’s New Electoral System
- China Sharply Reduces Elected Seats in Hong Kong Legislature
- China’s Digital Currency: Implications for the US
- Australia-China Relations: The Great Debate
- 51 Dead in Taiwan’s Deadliest Train Accident
- Taiwan Begins Slow Early Rollout of AstraZeneca Vaccines
- Palau President Visits Taiwan Despite Chinese Pressure
- China Has an Image Problem—but Knows How to Fix It
- Will Australia’s New Defense Minister Play Bad Cop to China?
- The U.S.-China Clash Is About Ideology After All
- Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success Is Worryingly Smug
- Australia Is Under Pressure to Implement Magnitsky-Style Laws
- Are U.S. and Chinese Interests Really Opposed in Iran and Myanmar?
- China Wants a ‘Rules-Based International Order,’ Too
- Russia and China Seek to Tie America’s Hands in Space
- Russia and China Are Exploiting Europe’s Vaccine Shortfalls
- Will American soldiers lay down their lives for Taiwan?
- Taiwan is America's best asset against China, but for how long?
- BBC vs CCTV's Xinjiang: Which is the real Xinjiang?
- The world may never know the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic
- American researcher: China's upstream dams threaten economy and security of Mekong region
- The US gets it wrong again
- Taiwan: Why China-US relations are a zero-sum game
- Russia in Southeast Asia: Falling influence despite being largest arms seller
- Why the Chinese are not motivated to get vaccinated
- When 'new Hong Kongers' run the show, where do the old ones go?
- Anti-Asian hate crimes: Chinese Americans' weak and disparate voice in US society
What's on Weibo:
Chaoyang Trap House:
- Labs Over Fabs: It's The People, Stupid!
- Labs Over Fabs: Support the Future, Not the Past
- Michèle Flournoy on The US-China Strategic Calculus
- Ex-govt spokesperson Zhao Qizheng on China's external messaging
- De-facto stern warning from Beijing towards Tokyo ahead of Suga's meeting with Biden
- Josh Rogin's WashPo column & book misrepresented a U.S. diplomatic cable from Wuhan
Tracking People's Daily:
- Poverty Alleviation White Paper, Political-Legal Rectification Campaign, US' Human Rights
- Building a Rule of Law Culture, Japan-China Dialogue & Marxism's Guiding Position
- Remembering Martyrs & Wang Yi's East Asian Diplomacy
- Chen Yixin on Xi Jinping Thought on Rule of Law
- Easing SoE Burden, Dissing Biden's Infra Plan, China-Malaysia Talks
- Why Xi Wants the Party to Study History
- Wang's Mideast Trip, Cultural Relics, HK Amendments, Socialist Political Economy
The India China Newsletter:
Eye on China:
Takshashila PLA Insight:
- China-India Brief: Tibet, China-India Nuclear Stability; Military Drivers of BRI; PLA Modernisation 2027; The Philippines-China Stand-off; Taiwan
Beijing to Britain:
- Is China edging away from a massive dam on the River Niger?
- Serbia forges ahead with China-backed coal power plant
Hong Kong Free Press:
- Does Britain have a problem with anti-Chinese racism?
- The strange case of Andy Li: Is Hong Kong acquiring mainland China’s legal habits?
- Patriots only please: How Beijing secured Hong Kong’s legislature from any danger of democratic infiltration
- A bombing at China’s Mingjing village
- The Fashioning of Filipino Community in Taiwan: OFW Beauty Pageants in the Era of Social Media
- Taiwan’s Museum Act: Culture’s Value as a Matter of Politics
- 强化政治自觉 担当政治责任 努力在党史学习教育中走在前作表率
- 精心谋划 切实抓好教育系统党史学习教育
- 坚定不移推动高质量发展 凝心聚力新时代追赶超越
- 奋斗百年路 启航新征程（四）
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